Developmental science &theories short answer

The short answer assessment portion of each module will incorporate all of the pieces you have worked with throughout the previous sections. You will be expected to use information from our course resources in order to answer the questions presented here. You are discouraged from simply Googling the prompts as you may be directed to information that is off-topic, without appropriate context, or out-of-date. Your first resources should be our course resources!

These questions will require more advanced thinking and consideration to earn full credit. Make sure to support your answers with detail, data and facts presented in the resources, along with ties to cultural and societal influences. You should also include theoretical perspectives as appropriate. You should NOT quote anything directly from any resources. Instead, you should paraphrase using your own words, and cite the source appropriately (APA citation preferred, but other citation methods will be accepted). When paraphrasing, think about how you would explain the concept or idea to a classmate or parent. Show me through your writing that you understand the ideas, not just that you can locate the concept in a reading.

Question 1 – 20 points

5-month-old Ela (female), born in Hungary, has just been adopted by an American couple and is moving to the United States. Explain how Ela’s heredity, environment, and individual difference will play a role in determining her development. Also include a theoretical perspectives to help explain what Ela might be going through.

  • 5pts for heredity (biological components, genetics)
  • 5pts for environment (home, country, society, culture)
  • 5pts for individual difference (Ela as a unique person)
  • 5pts for incorporating theory