Discussion Post/ and student response

Need 3 discussion post & 3 student responses

Please post at least one current event article or short video clip response each week.  Please post the link with a brief summary.  If you are summarizing a video, please post the title and summarize the main topic.  You may also share a link with a video you find elsewhere.

Please Note: The articles should tie in with the unit of development. 

Additional Note:  You are free to pull from the online textbook resources and discuss a theory or idea.  You are welcome to include your thoughts or experiences.

In addition to posting an interesting link, please post a reply to another students post.  

I am looking for a minimum of 10 posts per unit, and a total of 30 posts per student (For Example: 15 articles; 15 reactions).  

Each discussion post is worth 6.66

You may use newspaper articles, journal articles, internet sources, etc.

Useful sites:

Scientific Journals




Science Daily

Please feel free to post an article or video response.

Unit I

Prenatal through Early Child 

Chapter 1:  Introduction

Chapter 2:  Biological Beginnings

Chapter 3:  Physical/Cognitive Devevlopment Infancy

Chapter 4:  Socioemotional Development Infancy

Chapter 5:  Physical/Cognitive Early Childhood

Chapter 6:  Socioemotional Early Childhood

********I will post the students response below.  Discussion just needs to be a PARAGRAPGH long, students response should be 2-3 question long,

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190903101503.htm According to a recent study done at University of Cambridge, a mother unhappy with her spouse will talk more to her infant son over daughter. The study observed 93 couples who are first time parents by placing a monitor on the infant. The monitor did not record the conversations but simply registered any time an adult talked to the child. Overall, the study showed mothers talk more to their children versus their fathers, even when the father is more involved in parenting. Out of the 93 couples that were studied, those that reported unsatisfying spousal relationships with sons used 35% more words when communicating with baby. The reason as to why is still unclear though. Researchers believe it may be the mothers way of bonding with and compensating for what the spousal relationship lacks with the child of the same sex.

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It seems as though when talking about the Nature vs Nurture debate, serial killers are always a topic of discussion. This is attributed to the fact murder is one of the most heinous acts a human being can commit in modern day society. Especially when it is carried out so easily and habitually from people such as the likes of Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and John Gacy. But what is it that makes them tick differently? On the nature side, there was a discovery within recent years showing that a gene labeled as MAO-A in the X chromosome is linked to aggression and violence in serial killers. This is an important find because it explains why the majority of serial killers are male. When there is a defect in this chromosome it makes a person more aggressive and impulsive, which in turn, makes them more like to carry out an act such as murder. However, in females there are two X chromosomes, it is believed when a female has this defect in one MAO-A gene the other cancels out this defective one. On the nurture side, there are also obvious tragic events that can contribute to one acting out in this way. Many killers were tormented sexually, mentally and physically. It seems as though both of course have a huge impact on a child’s state of mind and development. However, it has to be a “perfect storm” of these events to result one being behind such atrocities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs7_ChnFt7o

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I was astonished at how many ways chromosomes can be wrong when babies are born. I was even more shocked that some of them go undetected. I thought the XYY gene would automatically make a male bad or a serial killer. This article explained chromosomal defects such as the trisomies (triple chromosomes), Turner Syndrome, and Triple X Syndrome. Usually there are 23 chromosomes. With just a little difference, so much can change the development of a person. Down Syndrome is actually Trisomy 21 and this causes physical and mental developmental delays and issues. Women 35 and over that are pregnant are offered a test to see if their baby has the syndrome so that they can make a decision as to what to do about keeping the baby. My mother had me when she was 35 and she refused the test. It is a dangerous test to the baby, risking the pregnancy. The other two trisomies are more of a problem. The other syndromes are equally as interesting to read about. https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=468&language=English

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