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Child-Development

Psychologists study lots of magical things, none more so than the mind of a child.  To learn about this firsthand the Benjamin Logan High School Psychology students took a trip to the BL elementary classrooms of Mrs. Anspach, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Crissinger, Mrs. Johns, Mrs. McPheron, and Mrs. Fry.  The high schoolers were welcomed by the kindergartners who were excited to see these juniors and seniors.  The experience involved the sharing of books on friendship, dealing with bullies, and stories about Thanksgiving.

 

Mrs. Jill McKelvey’s Introduction to Psychology students are studying child development, language development and cognition.  The students’ task was to use naturalistic observation to study the concepts of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Norm Chomsky.  The high school students selected books and then practiced the “art” of reading aloud (reminding each other to make sure to share the pictures as you read) which most had not done in quite some time.  

       

The kindergarten teachers and students welcomed the high schoolers and demonstrated gratitude when they left by saying “thank you.”

 

Shown in the photo reading to students is Camille Watson and Logan McPherson.

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