University of Phoenix Developmental Psychology Children Toys Powerpoint


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In this particular group assignment I have the parts that are followed by asterisk marks

Step 1: In your Learning Team, read and discuss the Week Three Electronic Reserve Readings.

As you discuss these articles, pay special attention to the following topics and issues:

  • Toys that may encourage violence and aggression ( ***********)
  • Toys that may promote pro-social behavior
  • Gender differences in toy selection and preference and/or social encouragement of gender-specific toys
  • Cultural influences on toys

Write a one-paragraph summary of the main findings from these articles, as they relate to the bulleted topics and issues.

Step 2: Within your Learning Team, investigate popular toys on the market today. You can use the internet or visit a toy store to do this research. See if you can find toys that fall into the four categories above: those that may promote aggression; those that may promote pro-social behavior; those that seem to encourage or discourage gender stereotyping; and those that seem to encourage or discourage cultural differences and/or stereotyping. Identify and investigate a minimum of four toys; one from each category. Discuss your observations about these four categories. Use the questions below as guidance for your team’s analysis of the toys.

  • How do toys influence behavior, self-concept, and identity? (***********)
  • What did you observe concerning positive and negative gender stereotyping?(************)
  • How has your research on toys and gender influenced your views on the relative influences of environment and heredity on gender and identity development in children?
  • From your review of the literature and your examination of actual toys on the market, do you believe that some toys may increase the likelihood of aggressive behavior in children? Under what circumstances might this occur? Explain.
  • How has your research on toys and aggression influenced your views on the relative influences of environment and heredity on aggressive behavior in children?
  • Do any of the toys that you have examined promote stereotypes? Do any discourage stereotypes? Explain.
  • Do any of the toys reflect or indicate cultural and ethnic stereotypes? What effect can you see this having on the development of self-concept and identity?
  • How do toys that promote pro-social behavior benefit development during childhood?

Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of your findings including detailed speakers notes. Your presentation should summarize the four or more toys you investigated and present your findings on how toys influence development. Conclude your presentation with a discussion of the following:

  • After evaluating toys, what would you advise parents concerning how toys can influence the development of their children? What would you want them to be aware of and why? (*******)
  • Have your views about the relative influences of heredity and environment on human development changed in any way? For example, are there things you once attributed to heredity that you now believe to be more strongly influenced by the environment, or vice versa? (*******)

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment.


Week Three Electronic Reserve Readings

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Final Answer


Children Toys

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Violence and Aggression
Toys that stimulate weapons such as guns, knives, and many more encourage
violence and aggression among children because the kid act out what they can see. The
studies have found that children who are allowed to play with toy guns become
aggressive and violent in adulthood. The findings also show that parental attitudes
towards these toys also shape child`s future behavior. Parents who have relaxed
attitude towards fighting toys tend to raise more aggressive children. Currently, toy
weapons tend to look exactly like actual weapons and thus, children will likely to
experiment more in later life (Klinger, Hamilton & Cantrell, 2001). Play is mainly linked
to social and cognitive development and thus; it enables children to act out their fears
and aspirations and contribute to the act of dominance and heroism. There is sufficient
research that links gunplay with real life aggressions. Constant play games tend to make
children more aggressive and can manifest itself even higher in ...

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