Analyze the relationship between perception and development.

Sensation/Perception and Development [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 4]
To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of your textbook, as well as the Parental Ethnotheories of Childrens Learning chapter in The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood, Culture and Point of View
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, and Independence and Interdependence in Childrens Developmental Experiences. In addition, watch Perspective: Brain Games (Season 6), Charlie Chaplin Optic Illusion
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, and Babies. Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.
Remember that this content is new to many of you, so really dive into your learning. Share your understanding and do not be fearful of making mistakes. This environment is designed to help us learn from our content and from one another.
To complete this activity,
Illustrate sensation and perception in individual experience from a psychological perspective, giving explicit definitions and examples.
Interpret the impact that different environments might have on various aspects of development including (but not limited to)
Nutrition and physical development
Childcare arrangements and social development
Parenting styles and emotional development
Educational practices and cognitive development
Analyze the relationship between perception and development.
In other words, why do we see such great variation in thoughts, feelings, and actions when biological structures are so similar?
What is the role of the brain?
What are some biological, social, and/or psychological processes that explain similarities and differences within and between persons?
To fully demonstrate content knowledge and critical thinking, the Sensation/Perception and Development discussion must
Appraise course concepts explicitly, applying them to your personal experiences/observations, and cite the required readings as appropriate.
Be thorough and specific, structuring your work intentionally (with an introductory and concluding sentence or two), providing clear context, and concisely and precisely explaining relevant course concepts.
Use personal examples to illustrate as appropriate, but do be sure to provide an objective analysis too, referencing required materials and using additional credible sources as needed to support your insight. For more, see Summary vs. Analysis
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Use your own Academic Voice
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and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post. For more, see APA: Citing Within Your Paper
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Your original post should be a minimum of 300 words.
Peer Responses: Review several of your classmates posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers in a minimum of 300 words (each reply), by Day 7 (Monday). Based on your understanding of the reading, add important information to the conversation.
How are your experiences similar to or different than those offered by your peers?
How might damage to different parts of the brain impact various processes related to sensation and perception?
Can you offer additional examples of social or cultural differences in childrearing that might impact outcomes?
Instructor Responses: Review any instructor feedback on your postings. Often feedback is shared to help you to elevate your level of critical thought or make corrections. Reply based on this feedback to advance your understanding of the content addressed.
Observe the following guidelines for all responses:
Remember that discussion forums should be conversations; dialogue is encouraged throughout the course.
Provide a courteous and interactive learning environment.
Continue to monitor this discussion through 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week and reply to anyone (instructor or classmate) who has chosen to respond to your original post.
Your grade will reflect the quality of your initial post, the depth of your peer replies, and your active support of forum dialogue.
Your responses should demonstrate that you have read the existing replies on the board. (In your response, mention information and viewpoints already expressed by existing responses to the same post.)
Use your own Academic Voice
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and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post. For more, see APA: Citing Within Your Paper
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