Georgia State University Development from Prenatal to Toddlerhood Discussion

Georgia State University Development from Prenatal to Toddlerhood Discussion

Question Description

Find a video from one of the classic childhood studies (Piaget, Harlow’s monkeys, Bandura’s Bobo doll, strange situation test, Sally-Anne task, visual cliff experiment, little Albert experiment, Wug test, marshmallow test, et cetera). Include a link to the video.
Share what conclusions you would make as a researcher after watching the video. What led you to those conclusions? How would you apply this in a real-life scenario?
Include a hashtag for the study, for example #harlowmonkey, #piaget, #bobodoll.
Find a video of an infant or toddler that exhibits typical behavior expected of that stage of development. Share a link to the video.
Share which development theories would explain the behaviors you see. What characteristics led you to the theory you identified? How might this information be valuable in providing guidance to a parent or teacher?
Include a hashtag for the theory, for example #erickson, #piaget.
Locate an article on development from prenatal to toddlerhood, either through the Capella library or online from a reputable source.
Share the link and describe how this article supports what you have learned in class so far. Make a connection between what you read and your personal experience with children at that stage of development. How does this information support your intended work in the field?
Include a hashtag for your article topic or the idea supported.
And you have not already done so, watch the video, Mary Ainsworth: Attachment and the Growth of Love, which covers the strange situation test. Use the Case Study Analysis Worksheet [DOCX] and your understanding of the case study to analyze assumptions and evidence presented in the video.To fill out the worksheet, work your way through the table of analysis components, and include your responses in the rows next to the components. There are notes in the table to help you identify what is needed in each area. As you complete the worksheet, make sure your responses accomplish the following:
Explain the main purpose for researching this phenomenon in the case and developing a theory in child development.
Apply the presented point of view to the research findings.
Identify the video’s position or point of view. Who, or what group, is represented?
Describe the physical, social, or cognitive aspects of child development discovered.
Highlight the primary arguments the author makes in regards to each category.
Apply theories of child development to the case.
Summarize and cite at least one other child development theory to apply.
Compare and contrast your selected theory with the theory within the case to explain your rationale.
Apply existing research findings to a suggested recreation of research.
Imagine recreating this research. What would you change in order to obtain stronger results?
As you write your responses, be sure to:
Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.


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