1. (10 pts) Discuss the specific purpose of play in humans and in other animals. In humans, please discuss the three different types of play discussed in Lecture and the importance of each type of play for the developing child.
2 (15 pts) Describe the nine major causes of obesity discussed in class and what can be done to minimize the effect of these factors on a person’s overall weight? According to the Lecture, what is the leading cause of obesity and why is it so problematic? What are the most vulnerable times in a person’s life to develop obesity? How does the number of fat cells vs. size of those fat cells contribute to a person’s risk of obesity?
3. (15 pts) Describe in-depth the four possible outcomes of Erikson’s adolescent struggle for Identity Development. Please include a detailed discussion of the positive or negative outcomes and effect of these alternatives on: 1) ego strength, 2) relationship formation, and 3) overall satisfaction with one’s lifestyle. Next, please discuss the possibility of personal change and the effect of major life challenges upon the choice of each alternative.
4. (10 pts) Describe in depth, the views of the Biological, Cognitive/Behavioral and Shelley (1985) models on the origins of sexual preference discussed in lecture.