What I Would Use As The Icebreaker Slide

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Slide 1 This is what I would use as the icebreaker slide. I would use this slide to open the discussion on what the group thinks the differences between developmental and environmental factors were, as well as a brief discussion on what the group thinks each topic is about. This is meant to be a group discussion to get the group comfortable with the training class and get the brain flowing. The rest of the slides will go into detail on the topics. Slide 2 Twin Studies ENVIRONMENT: Environment can be shared or non-shared in twin studies. When looking at the study, the environment is an important factor in the results. A shared environment is when the twins are raised in the same home by their biological parents. They attend the same school…show more content…
FAMILY CRIMINAL HISTORY: Information collected through twin studies show evidence that heredity is definitely a factor in criminal behavior. However, environment is an important as well. A study called Twins’ Early Development Study (TEDS) is a longitudinal twin study that is being closely watched. The study group consists of twins born between 1994 – 1996 in Wales and England. This study is researching problems in language development, cognition, and academics in early childhood and through adolescence. There have been over 13,000 sets of twins that remain in this study. This study has shown that environment has a considerable amount of influence over behavior problems and/or disorders (autism spectrum disorder, ADHD). However, antisocial disorder shows more hereditability traits. The callous-unemotional personality is very strongly inherited. Twin Study of Child and Adolescent Development (TCHAD), is another longitudinal twin study. This study used the Swedish Twin Registry to collect a study group of 1,226 twins. The study used a behavioral scale to measure the aggression in 8 – 9 year olds, reported by their parents. The 8 years later they asked the children to report on their aggression. This study found that genetics play a large role in the early onset of aggression in children, yet seems to play a smaller role in the development of delinquent behavior in male adolescents. Adoption Studies: There
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