PSY355 Full Course (August 2019)

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 How does culture influence human development? Provide examples to support your response.

DQ2 If you were a psychologist studying the impact of family relationships on success in school in first through third graders, would you use quantitative or qualitative analysis? Why? In addition, what type of study would you choose (cross-sectional, longitudinal, or sequential study)? What are the challenges to using the type of study you chose? (There are no wrong answers, but make sure that you use support from the textbook to explain your response.)

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 2 Discussion

DQ1 There are many causes of infertility in men and women. Share with the class some of the common explanations for each gender. How does infertility affect the man and woman emotionally? What are some alternative options for people who are coping with infertility issues?

DQ2 What are the stages of childbirth? What is the difference between medicated and nonmedicated childbirth? What preparation should a mother go through who has chosen a nonmedicated delivery? What are the risk factors of a medicated delivery?

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 3 Discussion

DQ1 What are the major developmental milestones between infancy and toddler ages? What can parents and caregivers do to help their child develop?

DQ2 Many families in America have parents who both work. Does having two working parents impact the development of a child? Why or why not?

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 What is the difference between gross and fine motor skills? What are some of the major developmental milestones that occur in the preschool years? What types of activities can help a child to develop their gross and fine motor skills?

DQ2 How does the sense of self develop during preschool years? What are some cultural variations in how the self is defined and developed? How do children begin to develop a positive self-esteem? Provide examples to support your response.

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 5 Discussion

DQ1 What are some of the health issues associated with childhood? Choose one and discuss ways to treat it.

DQ2 According to Gardner, there are eight theories of intelligence. Describe one type of intelligence and what occupation someone with a strength in that area might excel at.

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 6 Discussion

DQ1 Child Psychologist David Elkind has called today’s child the “hurried child.” Do you believe that children today are stressed and over scheduled? Why, or why not?

DQ2 How does divorce impact children? What are the long-term effects of divorce? Do you think children of divorce have a disadvantage when compared to children from a traditional, two-parent home? Why or why not?

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 7 Discussion

DQ1 Identify major biological changes that occur during the onset of puberty. Which changes do adolescents have the most difficult time with and why?

DQ2 Can you recall having gone through any of Fowler’s stages of faith? Where would you say you are now? Do you agree with the idea of people moving through different stages of faith? Why or why not?

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 8 Discussion

DQ1 What are some of the risk factors associated with teenage drug abuse? Why do you think so many adolescents abuse drugs? What are some ways this can be prevented?

DQ2 What are some factors that protect adolescents from health risks? How do they help protect adolescents?

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 1 Assignment

Child and Adolescent Development

Write a 500-750-word paper discussing the importance of child and adolescent psychology on development. Address the following in your paper:

Discuss how the study of child and adolescent development has changed over time.

Describe the five theoretical perspectives, including the major theorists associated with each

Include at least two scholarly resources, in addition to the textbook, in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 2 Assignment

Prenatal Development Worksheet

Use the “Conception, Birth, and the Newborn Worksheet,” located under the assignment tab, to successfully complete this assignment.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Conception, Birth, and the Newborn Worksheet

Part 1

Directions: Provide a 25- to 50- word summary of development during each of the prenatal stages listed below.

1 Month:

7 Weeks:

3 Months:

4 Months:

5 Months:

6 Months:

7 Months:

8 Months:

9 Months/Newborn:

Part 2

Directions: Write a 150- to 300- word response to each of the following questions; include any references and APA citations in your answer:

1. What is a teratogen? How does it affect normal prenatal development? Provide at least two examples to support your response.

2. What are the differences in the roles of mothers and fathers in bonding with a newborn? How can a father be an active participant in raising a newborn?

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 3 Assignment

Developmental Toys PowerPoint Presentation

Research a developmental toy either online or by visiting a store. The toy must assist in the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of children, aged 1 through 3. Create a five- to eight-slide PowerPoint Presentation that includes the following:

A picture and description of the toy

How the toy assists the child in physical development

How the toy assists the child in cognitive development

How the toy assists the child in psychosocial development

Using the table on page 185 of the text as a guide, describe how Piaget’s theory applies to your toy.

Your presentation must also include a title slide and reference slide.

Include at least two scholarly references, in addition to the textbook, in your presentation.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 4 Assignment

Positive Parenting Plan

Go to the Psychology Brain Based Media piece to read the case study of siblings. http://lc.gcumedia.com/psy362/brain-based-learning/v1.1/scenarios.html

Write a 500-750-word paper discussing various approaches to parenting based on the information provided in the scenario. Address the following in your paper:

Discuss how a parent, using authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting styles, would manage the behavior in the scenario.

Discuss the effects of each parenting style on the child.

Based on Piaget’s theory, create a parenting plan to educate parents to react appropriately to the scenario. Include the following in your parenting plan:

Discuss which parenting style is most effective in the long-term.

How can understanding the stages of child development improve a parent’s ability to interact with his/her child? Provides an example using one of Piaget’s stages.

Include at least two scholarly references, in addition to the textbook, in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 5 Assignment

Media and Development Paper

Select one of the following forms of media:

Social media

Television/Movies

Video games

Music and/or music videos

Using the selected media, write a 750-1,000-word paper addressing the impact the media has on the cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during middle childhood. Include the following in your paper:

How the selected media can change brain functioning

How the selected media can disrupt physical development

How the selected media influences social development

How the selected media can positively influence a child

Briefly summarize how Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological systems theory would describe the impact of the selected media on the different systems that effect childhood development (refer to page 37 of the text as a guide).

Your paper should include at least three scholarly references, in addition to the textbook.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 6 Assignment

CLC – Critical Issues in Childhood

This is a CLC assignment.

Review chapters 12-14 and the Topic 6 supplemental readings.

Each member of the group must choose one critical issue that may occur during childhood.

Use the “Critical Issues in Childhood Table,” located under the assignment tab, for each selected issue.

Within your group, share what you’ve learned about your issue, its role in development, and any surprises you encountered.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions: Each member of the group must choose one critical issue associated with childhood and complete the fields listed in the table below for the chosen issue.

Issue Description

(50 – 100 words) Impact on the child (psychological, cognitive, and/or physical)

(50 – 100 words) Risk factors

(50 – 100 words) Interventions and Support Available

(50 – 100 words)

Example: Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that occurs when a child is above the normal weight for their height. Obesity is a major issue for preschool-aged children. Between 2003-2006 12 % of 2- to 5-year-olds had a body mass index above the 95th percentile (Ogden, Carroll, & Flegal, 2008).

There are many physical impacts associated with childhood obesity. They include early onset of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cancer. Psychological impacts of childhood obesity may include low self-esteem and depression.

Risk factors include: Family history of obesity; or Psychological problems that may cause the child to eat to deal with emotional issues. Socioeconomic factors since it is more affordable to buy less healthy food options An increase in sedentary hours children spend in front of the television or computer. Decrease in active play at school and home. Decrease in family mealtimes.

Some interventions that may assist in reducing childhood obesity are to improve diet and exercise habits of the entire family. Don’t just focus on the child. It is also important to incorporate healthy options into school meals and increase opportunities for active play for children at school and at home. The best treatment is prevention in early childhood. When children are overweight early, and have overweight parents they tend to grow into obese adults.

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 7 Assignment

Benchmark – Adolescent Development Interview

Review the theories of Elkind, Erikson, Kohlberg, Marcia, and Piaget in chapters 16 and 17 of the text.

Interview a person of your choice (they may be your parents, relatives, or friends) using the questions approved by your instructor. These questions must address the following:

Cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during the interviewee’s adolescence

How peers influenced the interviewee during adolescence

What people and/or events influenced the interviewee’s development of morals

How the interviewee’s experiences as an adolescent formulate who they are as an adult.

Note: American Psychological Association (APA) ethical guidelines indicate that interviewees have the right to refuse to answer any question posed to them by an interviewer. Please ensure that your interviewees are aware of this, and do not force them to answer where the opportunity to reply has been refused.

Pick one of the theories reviewed in chapters 16 and 17 of the text.

Write a paper of 750-1,000 words, discussing the selected theory and how it relates to your interview. Include the following in your paper:

A description of the selected theory

A description of your interviewee (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.)

How the interviewee’s responses illustrate the selected theory. Support your response with examples.

Include at least three scholarly references, in addition to the text, in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment assesses programmatic competency 2.5: Effectively present ideas through written communication in psychological settings.

Interview Questions Submission

By the end of Topic 6, submit a minimum of 15 interview questions and a very brief biography of the person you will interview for the Topic 7 assignment, for preapproval to the instructor. Your questions must cover the following:

1. Cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during the interviewee’s adolescence

2. How peers influenced the interviewee during adolescence

3. What people and/or events influenced the interviewee’s development of morals?

4. How the interviewee’s experiences as an adolescent formulate who they are as an adult.

Interview Paper

Review the theories of Elkind, Erikson, Kohlberg, Marcia, and Piaget in chapters 16 and 17 of the text.

Interview a person of your choice (they may be your parents, relatives, or friends) using the questions approved by your instructor. These questions must address the following:

1. Cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during the interviewee’s adolescence

2. How peers influenced the interviewee during adolescence

3. What people and/or events influenced the interviewee’s development of morals

4. How the interviewee’s experiences as an adolescent formulate who they are as an adult.

Note: American Psychological Association (APA) ethical guidelines indicate that interviewees have the right to refuse to answer any question posed to them by an interviewer. Please ensure that your interviewees are aware of this, and do not force them to answer where the opportunity to reply has been refused.

Pick one of the theories reviewed in chapters 16 and 17 of the text.

Write a paper of 750-1,000 words, discussing the selected theory and how it relates to your interview. Include the following in your paper:

1. A description of the selected theory

2. A description of your interviewee (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.)

3. How the interviewee’s responses illustrate the selected theory. Support your response with examples.

Include at least three scholarly references beyond the text in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment assesses programmatic competency 2.5: Effectively present ideas through written communication in psychological settings.

PSY 355 Child And Adolescent Psychology

Week 8 Assignment

CLC – Critical Issues in Adolescence

This is a CLC assignment.

Review chapters 15-17 and the Topic 8 supplemental readings.

Each member of the group must choose one critical issue that may occur during adolescence.

Use the “Critical Issues in Adolescence Table,” located under the assignment tab, for each selected issue.

Within your group, share what you’ve learned about your issue, its role in development, and any surprises you encountered.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions: Each member of the group must choose one critical issue associated with adolescence and complete the fields listed in the table below for the chosen issue.

Issue Description

(50 – 100 words) Impact on the adolescent (psychological, cognitive, and/or physical)

(50 – 100 words) Risk factors

(50 – 100 words) Interventions and Support Available

(50 – 100 words)

Example:

School Violence School violence refers to victimization as a cause of physical or nonphysical violence. This could include threats, fights, carrying weapons, etc. Some of the more publicized incidents of school violence are the shootings that have happened at various schools. The Columbine shooting was an example of school violence that was widely publicized.

(National Child Traumatic Stress Network, n.d.) School violence can lead a teen to feel afraid when they do attend school. Students may stop going to school; focus may decrease; they may have increased frustration, anxiety, and depression; and social relationships may suffer. In terms of their psychological health, many adolescents feel self-conscious about their ability to manage the emotions they cope with through the traumatic experience. They may feel embarrassed and not reach out for help. Bottled up emotions can lead to many other risky behaviors, such as self-harm, substance abuse, or suicide.

(National Child Traumatic Stress Network, n.d.) There are many risk factors that can cause an individual to get involved in school violence. Some of these risk factors include a history of victimization/being bullied, abuse at home, lack of control of behavior and emotions, substance abuse, low IQ, antisocial behaviors, poor or lack of parental involvement, parental substance abuse, lack of community involvement and support systems, multiple moves or lack of a “home base,” poverty levels, gang involvement, rejection, and others.

(CDC, 2014) Students who have experienced school violence may need individual or group counseling to cope with this type of traumatic experience. If and when an incident like this occurs, counselors may hold informational sessions at school to talk about coping with the stress of the incident and to provide additional resources. Adolescents may need additional support from their parents, teachers, and peers to overcome the fear of the event happening again.

(National Child Traumatic Stress Network, n.d.)