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Abstract: This research project seeks to explore how social constructs such as social class and economic position impacts the development and learning process in early childhood, specifically between the ages of three to eight when an important biological phenomenon called synaptic explosion and synaptic pruning takes place. Past research findings suggest that there is a correlation between learning and developmental problems and economic status which reflects resources afforded to children. These social resources due to class position have been found to have a large impact on the biological development of children, which in return affects their capacity to learn.
Leslie H. Picca
Primary Advisor's Department
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Stander Symposium poster
Henderson, Jasmine C., "Socioeconomic Status Impacts on Learning and Development" (2012). Stander Symposium Posters. 77.