Psy 244 Essay

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Psychology 244
Instructor: L.J. Harris



Spring, 2014

Study Guide

Organization of Examination and Questions From Which Test Questions Will be Drawn

All questions on the examination will come from the lectures (Topics I – X) and the assigned chapters and parts of chapters in the textbook. To help frame the questions for you, they will be organized under the same main headings and subheadings used in the Lecture Notes. The only exceptions will be a few subheadings that pertain to material covered only in the text. Under each heading will be a mix of true-false and multiple-choice questions, and possibly a few analogies, with all answers to be recorded on a scantron sheet. Along with
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Sample Question
In his treatise, Gynecology, the Greek physician Soranus gave careful instructions for how infants should be swaddled: in soft cloths and strips of fabric from the head "to the very tip of the toes." Soranus's main reason was to guide the infant's growth, to protect it from growing crooked or lame.
a. true
b. false

B. Middle Ages

2. People in the Middle Ages were interested in and concerned for the health and well-being of infants and children. Were they interested to the same degree in the psychology of infants and children? For example, did they understand that children are psychologically different from adults? If yes, how did they show this? If no, how did they show this? Explain your answer.
They showed kids in pictures dressed like adults; faces and bodies were like adults. E.g. Phillip Aries “small children at play”

3. One of the most famous speeches in Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It, is called The Seven Ages of Man. What do you think Shakespeare was trying to say about psychological development? (Links to videos of the speech can be found in the video version of the syllabus.)
these included three stages of childhood and four of adulthood.

C. Renaissance

4. Debates about the relative roles of “nature” and “nurture” in human development date from ancient times, but they were especially prominent during the Renaissance. What do the
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