SCTCC Psychology Developmenta

Developmental Report Assignment

Outcomes: 2, 3, 4

For this Assignment, you will create a 4-6 page Developmental Report

Developmental psychologists use different methods and designs to collect and analyze research data. For this Assignment, imagine yourself as a developmental psychologist assigned to research people at various stages of development.  You will observe and interview three people and write an essay style report. You must include at least three peer-reviewed, scholarly articles from the SCTCC library databases and the textbook for a total of at least 4 sources.

Writing Requirements and Guidelines

Your Assignment should include:

·      Cover page

o   Provide your name, title of assignment, school affiliation (APA style)

·      Interviews/Observation

o   Interview and/or observe three different people at three different stages of development. Base your interview and observation on information from the text and other research.

o   Describe the three stages of development you used in your observation/interviews of three people: infancy & toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood

o   Describe the behaviors you observed and the interview material.

o   Discuss the developmental themes apparent for each participant using key terms and concepts from the textbook and research.

o   Explain the interaction of the developmental process and periods of human development.

·      Theories

o   Apply two psychological theories (see Chapter 1 in HDEV or other theories from the book) for each observation/interview participant. ( chapter 1)

o   Explain why the theories fit with each participant. Use specific examples from the observation/interview.

·      Analysis

o   Analyze how the observations/interviews were consistent or not consistent with theory and research. Why or why not?

o   Compare and contrast the participants and their stages of development.

·      Conclusion

o   Summarize the important ideas you got from your observations/interviews, research, and writing the report.

o   Describe how you will use the information in the future as it relates to your personal and professional life.

·      Reference list

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