Examine and critically evaluate both theories and empirical findings in development (from conception through death)

Learning Objective:
Examine and critically evaluate both theories and empirical findings in development (from conception through death)
Identify, discuss, compare, and contrast cultural norms and values that influence development at different ages (e.g., childbirth, attachment, child rearing, gender roles, relationship patterns, views of older adulthood, and death and dying)
Chapter 3
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1. (85-86) Based on what you know about the three stages of the birth process and methods for easing discomfort and birth, what would you tell your friend looking for advice on birth and how to prepare a plan to get to the hospital once his wife begins contractions.
2. (87) Name two common types of birth complications and the implications to mother and child.
3. (89-90) How might different cultures view pregnancy and birthing differently?
4. (94-96) How have birthing practices changed over the years in Westernized cultures, and what are some of the main improvements since the 15th century methods?
5. (100-101) compare and contrast the APGAR neonatal rating scale to the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Why are they important, and what are the main components of each?
6. (101-104) What are the different neonatal weight classifications and the causes, consequences and major treatments available for each both within developed and developing countries?
7. (105) Describe neonate’s patterns of waking and sleeping, including cultural and other factors that may influence these patterns? What advice would you give to your sibling to promote brain development for his newborn?
8. (106) Describe each of the reflexes outlined in the textbook and the survival value they may have for the neonate?
9. (108-109) Describe the babies sensory abilities?
10. (113-115) What are some of the factors that may influence one’s decision to breastfeed and the advantages of breastfeeding or not breastfeeding to both the mother and child?
11. (116-118) Based on what you have learned about crying, what are some reasonable expectations for a new mother with regard to her baby crying, and what advice might you offer her as far as her responses to crying and/or techniques to comfort the baby?
12. (119-120) Describe the value of bonding and the impact of postpartum depression on the bonding experience, hoe might it impact the child?

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