Parenting Styles and Ethnicity and Learning Theory, psychology homework help

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  1. Parenting Styles

    Briefly describe the different parenting styles discussed in this week’s readings. How could they impact a child’s cognitive and social development? Select two parental characters in TV or movie media (e.g., movies, situation comedies, TV dramas) and identify the styles that the characters who are acting in the roles of the parents are applying to the characters who are acting in the roles of children. Each of your characters should demonstrate a different parenting style—do not discuss two characters demonstrating the same style. What do the readings say about the effects of these parenting styles on cognitive and social development? In what ways are the behaviors of the children consistent with the information in the readings and in what ways are the children’s behaviors different?

    Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers. Do you agree or disagree with the comments and opinions expressed by each of your peers? Explain your answer.


  2.  Ethnicity and Learning Theory

    Select an ethnic group from your textbook, or outside readings, and discuss how the application of learning theory may vary according to the cultural beliefs and values of this group.  Based on the research, justify why you think specific learning techniques could be used by your chosen ethnic group. 

    Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers who chose an ethnic group different from yours. According to the research you conducted, do you think that the learning techniques proposed by your peers are appropriate for their chosen ethnic group? Explain your reasoning.


Required Resources

Required Text

  1. Read the text, Empowerment seriesUndersatanding human behavior and the social environment: 
    1. Chapter 4: Social development in Infancy and Childhood
      • This chapter examines psychosocial development in infancy and childhood. It explores learning theory and discusses how it can be applied. In addition, it investigates the importance of the cultural context. 


  1. Everett, G.  (2010).  Time-out in special education settings: The parameters of previous implementation. North American Journal of Psychology,12(1), 159-170.  Retrieved from the ProQuest database. 

Recommended Resources


  1. Cheah, C. S. L., Leung, C. Y. Y., Tahseen, M., & Schultz, D.  (2009). Authoritative parenting among immigrant Chinese mothers of preschoolers. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(3), 311-320.  doi:10.1037/a0015076
    (This source is located in the PsycINFO database.)
  2. Chen, X.  (2011). Culture, peer interaction, and socioemotional development. Child Development Perspectives, 6(1), 27-34.  Retrieved from
  3. Fuller, B., & Coll, C.  (2010). Learning from Latinos: Contexts, families, and child development in motionDevelopmental Psychology, 46(3), 559-565.  Retrieved from
  4. Huntsinger, C. S., & Jose, P. E.  (2009). Relations among parental acceptance and control and children’s social adjustment in Chinese American and European American familiesJournal of Family Psychology, 23(3), 321-330.  Retrieved from the PsycINFo database.
  5. Querido, J. G., Warner, T. D., & Eyberg, S. M.  (2002).  Parenting styles and child behavior in African-American families of preschool children. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 31(2), 272.  Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.

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