Discuss the setting in which you observed, noting the approximate age of the chi
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Discuss the setting in which you observed, noting the approximate age of the child, the child’s gender, and the types of behaviors that you observed.
Following this, choose three (3) behaviors that you find most interesting and use concepts and theories from the class to explain what you observed (e.g., Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, Erikson’s eight stages of psychosocial development, attachment theory, concepts in language development such as telegraphic speech, and more). For each behavior, describe the behavior you will be discussing, then describe the concept you will be using to explain the behavior. Be sure to state the importance of this concept or stage of human development. For instance, you may notice that a child is saying “Ba ba ba” and describe how they are in the babbling phase of language development. You may describe how babbling sets the stage for future language milestones such as telegraphic speech. Other examples of concepts you may discuss include parenting style, socioeconomic status, Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory (e.g., How does the child’s microsystem affect them? How about interactions between the microsystem, mesosystem, etc.?) and more.
Finally, include a section on how you think the child’s culture influences one of the three behaviors you discussed. Culture is defined as the belief systems and value orientations that influence customs, norms, practices, and social institutions, including psychological processes (language, care taking practices, media, educational systems) and organizations (media, educational systems; (Fiske, Kitayama, Markus, & Nisbett, 1998). Please include at least one journal article for this section of the paper. For instance, going back to the language example, if you are observing a bilingual Latinx child who is learning both English and Spanish, you may select an article on language development of bilingual children. Does research show that certain language milestones occur earlier or later depending on whether a child is monolingual or bilingual? This assignment should be APA style.