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K: Group 17 was assigned to interview a school aged child. The typical ages for a school aged child would be between 6 and 12. The subject in this paper who will be referred to as subject X was an 11 year old female who is currently in 6th grade. The physical development of subject X was observed upon our meeting with her. After asking the subject to answer a few mathematics questions we were not only able to observe her cognitive capability we were also able to see her fine and gross motor ability. Through conversation held with not only subject X but als her mother we were able to gain a better insight on her psycho-social development. There are various developments throughout this stage of life and some theorists that I found interesting that relate to school aged child development were Piaget, Kohlberg especially in the aspect of peer relationships and Erickson in particular pertaining to morality development and self-concept.
1.) How does increased television and video-games correlate with health-related risk factors during middle childhood?
a. Rationale: Generally, the middle childhood stage of development is seen as one of the healthiest periods of our lifetime. As most people already know, lack of physical activity does not promote healthy living and can in return cause health problems and concerns such as obesity. Research that has been conducted shows that among U.S. children physical activity and fitness have been declining and it is believed to be correlated with increased time devoted to television and video-games. According to Dunn and Craig obesity has become a major problem among this age group, studies show that nearly 19% of grade school aged children are obese. Middle childhood obesity is seen to have not only early medical effects such as asthma but also long term affects that may not develop until adulthood. According and article on childhood obesity by Baron and Marcus, children who are obese...
References: Craig, G. J., & Dunn, W. L. (2013). Understanding Human Growth and Development (3. ed., pp. 203-205). New Jersey:Prentice Hall.
Reflection: I personally really enjoyed this project and I think it was an excellent way of being able to go through the stages of development at a more personal, hands on experience. It also allowed me to work on communication skills as well as better developing in working with a group. Since I have already been trough this stage of development I was able to reflect on past experiences of my own that made me understand this stage a little better. I do not believe that there were any weaknesses in our group I actually really enjoyed working with them and believe that we all worked really well together. The only thing that was difficult was being able to establish times that were convenient for all of us to get together especially because we were not all in the same recetation. All together though I really enjoyed this experience and think it was a great way to get a better understanding of human development!
Brittany Mayer : 5
Alana Sussman: 5
Diana Albanese : 5
Diane Deroche : 5
Kaur Navneet: 4.5
Oluwatosin Orisadare-Johnson: 5
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