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Thursday, April 25, 2013

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

PSY 215 Stone *ac

Instructor name: Debbie Stone
Students refer to me as: Debbie
Instructor e-mail: dstone@pcc.edu
Instructor phone: 971-722-5248
Instructor location: Cascade
Preferred contact: e-mail
Course subject: Psychology - PSY
Course number: 215
Course CRN: 22761
Number of Students: 26
ADA provisions needed: no
Preferred Date: 2013-04-16
Preferred Time: 3:00 pm
Alternate Date: 2013-04-18
Alternate Time: 4:00 pm
Duration: 50Minutes
Do you need time to discuss non-library matters with your class on the day of
library instruction? No
If yes please specify: Peer reviewed articles, electronic sources, etc.
Assignment description and sample topics:
Stage of Child Development – Individual Oral Report (50 possible points,
based on thoroughness, APA style & format, correct grammar and spelling,
using required resources, including works cited page)

Pick one stage of child development listed below and choose a topic within
that to research. Students are encouraged to use the lens of gender,
culture, economic class, or sexual orientation to do this project if they so
wish. You will read your essay on the day that our syllabus says we will
cover that stage of development. All reports due April 18th.

Stages of Child Development (and examples of topics):

1. Neo-natal or Infancy–age 0-1 (Postpartum depression; Parent/Infant
Development of Emotions…) read 4/23.
2. Early Childhood – age 2-5 years (Overall development of an age--2,3,4,
or 5 year
olds; play therapy; child abuse; language acquisition; motor skills in
toddlers; gender
roles; cultural comparison of childhood development…) read 5/2.
3. Middle Childhood – age 6-10 (friends, learning disabilities; social
influence on
development; development of conscience and morality…) read 5/7.
4. Adolescense (Issues of sexuality; the teenage brain; adolescence and drug
use; teen
parenting; harnessing the idealism of adolescents….) read 5/14.

Write a one page, typed and double spaced research essay; cite inside text
and include an APA works cited page. Use 3 sources from the following

A. One book, article, UTube, TED Talk, or video/DVD source.
B. One credible on-line source.
C. One peer reviewed article

Write the report in your own voice but please remember that this is a
research summary and not your opinion. If you use terminology that your
classmates might not be familiar with, please explain these terms. Use APA
style and cite your sources clearly within the essay and in a works cited
page. You will read the essay to the class while sitting.

TIPS on Acceptable Academic Sources:
-Wikipedia is NEVER an acceptable source for academic papers! Watch PCC
library video clip on why and the acceptable use of on-line encyclopedia
-Books do not mean your psychology textbook or another textbook.
-Consider associations that relate to your topic (The American Psychological
Association, or the Teratological Association).
-Consider university (UCLA Baby Lab), college, medical sites that address
your topic.
-If you know a researcher’s name on a particular topic (infancy), then do a
search on line with that name. (Your textbook cites research that you might
want to learn more about.)
-There are endless ebooks and articles available to you on line through the
PCC library.

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