"If I were a developmental psychologist" Assignment - Remember that psychologists are involved in scholarly work and clinical practice. You will be asked to think about the topics we covered in class this semester: social policy, specific disorders or disabilities, parenting issues, age groups across the life span, various theories, prenatal care, aging, divorce, genetic testing, gender identity, etc. and write about stikes about areae you would put your clinical efforts/ research focus if you were a developmental psychologist. This is meant to be a reflective assignment for which you think about what's most important to you and why? You could add how it relates to your own personal development and/or why you have these beliefs. You will need to support why it should be studied/ investigated further and the implications studying this area might have in an individual's life and with greater society (based on information from your textbook,your own personal observations/experiences, and a newspaper article. Please raise at least two specific research questions that you could think of in these areas you believe are important and/or think through what you would do if you were a psychologist specializing in this area. You could add your thoughts about what the textbook and in-class readings said about this issue as well as what was mentioned in class about this issue. This assignment should be approximately 1.75-2 pages, typed and double spaced. Be sure not to plagiarize this! (For up top 4 points towards your final grade).
b. "Playing nicely with each other" group oral project rating sheet/ reflection write-up (For up to 3 points towards your final grade)
c. By attending a relevant event on campus and submitting a one page write up about it-summarizing the event and explaining specifically how it connects with developmental psychology (For 1 point towards your final grade).