Child Development 138 (04)
Social and Emotional Development
California State University, Sacramento
Fall, 2010
Hembree

 CSUS College of Education Department of Child Development
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Announcements

Announcements:

 12/9/10 12/2/10 11/19/10 11/3/10 10/25/10 10/20/10 10/12/10 10/6/10 9/28/10 9/21/10 9/14/10 9/2/10 8/31/10

12/9/10

• Exam #3 is scheduled during finals week for Thursday, December 16, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm. The revised exam guide is now posted. Don't forget to bring your blue book.
• My (drop in) office hours during finals week are: TUES 12-2, THURS 1-2 (or by appointment).

12/2/10
• The final research Paper  is due Thursday, December 9th (last day of class).
• Please bring your textbook and print out the  for lab on Thurs 12/9.  You will receive extra credit for completing these questions and attending class and lab that day.
• Exam #3 is scheduled during finals week for Thursday, December 16, 10:15 - 12:15 am. The exam guide is now posted.

11/19/10
• I will review an early draft of the final if it is turned in by Tues 11/23 (optional, but encouraged)
• The Observation #2 Report/reflection is due on Thurs 12/2. Results for the entire class sample are listed below..

I. Sample Characteristics

Younger group n=21 (mean age=5.36 years; 9 boys and 12 girls)

Middle group n=25 (mean age=8.14 years; 13 boys, 12 girls)

Older group n=24 (mean age= 11.54 years; 11 boys and 13 girls)

II. Tests of age differences

Table 1

Means and Standard Deviations for Fairness Ratings by Solution

 Age group Solution Younger Middle Older Age 2.19 (1.12) 1.52 (.82) 1.54 (.88) Equality 3.52 (1.08) 3.40 (.87) 3.33 (1.01) Merit 2.43 (1.08) 2.44 (1.19) 2.71 (.86) Need 2.90 (1.18) 3.44 (.92) 2.92 (.83)

Note: F tests revealed that the youngest children rated the equality solution as significantly more fair than both the middle and oldest children, F=3.61, p < .05. All children rated the equality solution significantly higher than the other solutions.

11/3/10

• I have made some changes to assignment due dates and the course schedule to accommodate the campus closures on 11/11 and 11/25, and to allow time to complete the second observation. Please check the schedule for these changes.

• The early draft of your research paper is NOW due by Tues, 11/23. This not required, but encouraged. If you have not turned in an outline for my review, please do so ASAP.

10/25/10

• I have made a few changes to the course schedule to accommodate the campus closure on 11/11.

• The second exam guide is now posted. The exam is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 4 (no lab that day). Don't forget your blue book!

10/20/10

• I have made a few changes to the course schedule to accommodate the campus closure on 11/11.

• For LAB on Thursday 10/21, be sure to bring your textbook and a copy of the THEORY WORKSHEET to complete during the lab session.

• The outline and list of references are due Tues 10/26. Take a look at a sample student paper published in the online CSUS Student Writing Journal, Writing the University (and consider submitting something yourself this year!).

I. Sample information.

Here are the sample characteristics:

Younger group: n=26

15 girls; 11 boys

Mean age = 38.35 months (range =36-46 months)

Older group: n=22

11 girls; 11 boys

mean age = 53.59 months (range 48-63 months)

II. Results for ToM tasks

Table 1

Association between age and ToM - Social task

 Age group Pass ToM task? Young (3-3.5 years) Old (4-5 years) NO 21 12 YES 5 10

χ2=3.81, ns (No significant association between age and ToM performance on this task)

Table 2

Association between age and ToM - Physical task

 Age group Pass ToM task? Young (3-3.5 years) Old (4-5 years) NO 24 4 YES 2 18

χ2=26.94, p<.001 (Older children are significantly more likely to show ToM on this task)

Table 3

Association between age and ToM - Deception task

 Age group Pass ToM task? Young (3-3.5 years) Old (4-5 years) NO 20 4 YES 6 18

χ2=16.45, p<.001 (Older children are significantly more likely to show ToM on this task)

10/12/10

• I have made a few changes to the course schedule to accommodate the campus closure on 11/11.

• Observation Assignment #1 is due at lab session Thursday, Oct 14th. Read , conduct the observation, and complete the appendix for discussion during the lab session (final reports are due on 11/2). You may conduct your observation in pairs at the ASI children's center on campus. Please see guidelines for conducting observations at the center.

• For LAB on Thursday 10/21, be sure to bring your textbook and a copy of the THEORY WORKSHEET to complete during the lab session.

• The outline and list of references are due Tues 10/26. Take a look at a sample student paper published in the online CSUS Student Writing Journal, Writing the University (and consider submitting something yourself this year!)

10/6/10

• Our first sessions (Grossman and Belsky articles) are scheduled during lab on Thursday, October 7th. If you are a discussion leader, you will need complete a and to bring three copies of your outline to your class session. If you are a discussant, read the article and complete the participant worksheet before the discussion session. If you are not scheduled for either of these discussion sessions, you need not attend lab that day.

• Observation Assignment #1 is due at lab session Thursday, Oct 14th. Read , conduct the observation, and complete the appendix for discussion during the lab session (final reports are due on 11/2). You may conduct your observation in pairs at the ASI children's center on campus. Please see guidelines for conducting observations at the center.

• The outline and list of references are due Tues 10/26. Take a look at a sample student paper published in the online CSUS Student Writing Journal, Writing the University (and consider submitting something yourself this year!)

9/28/10

• Our first exam is scheduled for this Thursday, September 30th, 10:30 am in our regular classroom. Please see and REVISED study guide for information, and don't forget to BRING A BLUE BOOK TO THE EXAM! No lab session will be held that day.

• Our first sessions (Grossman and Belsky articles) are scheduled during lab on Thursday, October 7th. If you are a discussion leader, you will need complete a and to bring three copies of your outline to your class session. If you are a discussant, read the article and complete the participant worksheet before the discussion session. If you are not scheduled for either of these discussion sessions, you need not attend lab that day.

9/21/10
• Our first exam is scheduled for Thursday, September 30th. Please see exam handout and study guide for information. PLEASE BRING A BLUE BOOK TO THE EXAM!
• Lab on Thursday, 9/23 will meet in MND 2003 to review PsychInfo search techniques. Please bring your research paper topics to lab that day

9/14/10

• Please print out to complete during class this coming Thursday - 9/16.

• During lab on Thursday, 9/23, we will review PsychInfo search techniques in the computer lab - MND 2003. Please bring your research paper topics to lab that day.

9/2/10

• Please print out and complete for class this coming Thursday - 9/9. Bring your textbook to class that day as well.

• NO LAB on Thursday, September 9th.

8/31/10

Hello and welcome!  Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as we begin the course:

• Please take a little time to browse through the course web pages this week. You'll likely find some helpful information about course assignments and resources. I do not suggest that you print off the entire web site! Instead, print off those pages that have information you will need in written form (i.e., assignment handouts, lecture outlines). There are a lot of pages for me to take care of, so if any of the links are missing, or if you are having difficulties, please let me know.

• You can keep on track in the course and assignment due dates by accessing the course schedule. The course schedule will be updated periodically. Be sure to check this announcements page and the course schedule weekly. There are links to almost everything you need from these two pages.

• Lecture outlines are posted to the course schedule as I develop and revise them (i.e., throughout the semester). I will typically post one or two outlines at a time, so if you find that a particular lecture isn't yet linked, it probably means I haven't posted it yet.

• Be advised that CHDV 133 is a prerequisite for this course. If you have not already taken CHDV 133, you will be removed from the course roster by the department.

Send problems, comments or suggestions to: hembrees@csus.edu. Revised August 25, 2010