FOUNDATION STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

 

MUST COMPLETE EXERCISE 1: UNDERSTANDING HUMAN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Activity One

“I know that I do not know” (Socrates). Knowing that one does not know is the foundation for developing knowledge and understanding.
In regard to human social development, devise an “I am wondering about…” statement or question that you would like some illumination on by

the end of the topic.

“I am wondering about…

 

 

Activity Two – Age and Psychological Development

Age group membership is an important sociological and cultural influence on psychological functioning. It has meaning ascribed to it in

all cultures, although meaning varies between and within cultures.

What does it currently mean in your culture to be:
15?

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25?
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45?
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75?
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Activity Three: Socio-Cultural Factors and Human Development

How do you think socio-cultural factors influence psychological development?

 

 

● What are some of the emotions we often try to suppress/regulate among early childhood years of 2-6? Why?

 

 

● Does your culture encourage cooperation of children in play? How?

 

 

● How will you (as a parent or adult) mediate a dispute between a 4-year-old and a 5-year-old when both of them want the same toy to

play? Can you see any cultural influence on the way you respond to the situation?

 

 

 

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