Discussion 4

This week we covered chapter 10 (language). The assignment is (Discussion post) about 250 -500 words (you don’t have to write a reference, if you do, please use the one I have uploaded)


In the movie this week the critical period hypothesis was discussed.  What is the critical period hypothesis and how was this hypothesis put to the test with both Genie and Victor (provide specific examples and details from the video)?  How was Genie’s language acquisition similar to that of young children learning a first language, and how was it different (again, provide examples from the video to support your response)?  Do you think the case of Genie was handled appropriately?  Why or why not?


You can find the videos in the link below:

Genie: Secret of the Wild Child: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3i5x05




1. 250 to 500 words

2. I have uploaded chapter 10 from the book “Cognition: Exploring the science of the mind” + the article “Optimizing Learning in College: Tips from Cognitive Psychology”.

3. Please check the (Rubrics)





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Primary Post addresses few, if any, aspects of the assignment, and demonstrates

little to no


of the subject


Primary Post indicates that you may not have paid attention to the assignment’s Instructions or subject matter. The ideas presented in the post are not original or supported by course material. The post is largely

Based on your personal opinion and experiences.

Primary Post addresses most of the aspects of the assignment. The ideas presented in the post demonstrate some understanding of the academic subject matter. Your post is supported by incomplete, or anecdotal evidence. Your positing addresses all aspects of the assignment. The ideas presented in

The post demonstrates a thoughtful consideration of the academic subject matter. Your post is Supported by strong evidence from the course material.