Developmental Psychology

Psychology and Education, Undergraduate
Neuroscience and brain physiology are growing areas of interest in psychology. The brain is one area that does not stop developing; we continue to experience change with significant adjustments during adolescence. As Chapter 4 discusses, the prefrontal cortex continues to develop during emerging adulthood and is linked to risk-taking behavior during adolescence. For this assignment, I would like you to think more about the complex development of the brain and observable behavior during adolescence. Answer the following questions:Read the attached National Geographic article, Beautiful Brains, by Dobbs (2011). The article presents recent neurological research and provides further explanation of adolescent brain development. I strongly recommend to review the Inside the Teenage Brain video provided in the Video Links section.At some point in time as an adolescent, you likely made a…
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Developmental Psychology

Psychology and Education, Undergraduate
In every culture, there are traditional beliefs about pregnancy, many of which are myths. For example, you may have heard that labor is more likely to begin during a full moon or that boys carry high but girls carry low. Chapter 3 provided an accurate overview of prenatal development and birth. For this assignment, I would like you to identify myths about pregnancy that are common in our society or your native culture and compare this information to reality and academic facts.Answer the following questions:Survey your friends and relatives to identify pregnancy myths that they have heard. You can talk in-person (safely or socially distant), over the phone, or use social media. Ask them about their belief in the myth. The more diverse (age, gender, cultural background, etc.) your sample,…
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Education

APA (edition "APA 6"), Psychology and Education
Select one of the prompt and respond using citations. Make your initial original contribution post (using ONE of the prompts) to the Discussion Forum by the due date.Once you have read or viewed the lesson readings and assignments, you are expected to produce at least one substantive original idea by responding to one of the discussion prompts below. Ideas must be supported by documented information provided in course readings using APA format.Prompt 1: Consider the different labels that have been used to describe students who are not yet proficient in English. Which ones have you heard used in your school or program? Which do you prefer? Why? (Remember to cite as appropriate.)ORPrompt 2: What does it mean to "know" a language? Describe your own experiences or observations related to this…
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Developmental Psychology

Psychology and Education, Undergraduate
Reproductive challenges and choices are frequently discussed in the news and media. Chapter 2 discusses some of these challenges along with ways to overcome these challenges and alternative options such as adoption. For this assignment, I would like you to think more about these challenges, choices, and options for individuals who want a child, but are struggling to conceive naturally.Answer the following questions:Find a news article (possible websites: usatoday.com; cnn.com; nytimes.com; npr.com) about reproductive challenges and/or choices. Research results need to be present in the article but it can also include some anecdotal information. Articles involving a vague list of information (Top 10 Foods to Eat to Conceive Twins) or exclusively focus on anecdotal information (one persons/couples experience) would not work for this assignment. Topics discussed in the article could…
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Developmental Psychology

Psychology and Education, Undergraduate
Imagine that you had unlimited funds, equipment, and training What would you research within the field of developmental psychology? Chapter 1 provided an overview of research methods and designs used within psychology and some designs specifically used in developmental psychology. For this assignment, I would like you to think more about what topic in child and adolescent development you would study if you had the chance.Answer the following questions:If you had the ability to research any topic without limitations of time/money, what realistic question would you study in child/adolescent development? Be specific in your response. Something like I want to find out if divorce hurts teenagers would be too general, but I want to know whether reading Dr. Seuss would improve a childs ability to tell a funny story would…
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Developmental Psychology

Psychology and Education, Undergraduate
Nature versus nurture is theme throughout all of developmental psychology. Biological and environmental factors contribute to who we are. Chapter 2 discusses not only the genetic background but also different views of nature versus nurture and how interaction can occur. For this discussion, I would like you to think about nature (hereditary and your genetic make-up) and nurture (various environmental influences) and consider interactions between the two. Friendly Reminders:Use complete sentences and proper grammar. Always use spell check. Grammar and spelling errors significantly reduce the clarity of content and will require your peers to spend more time understanding what you are trying to say.Citing original authors is required when you are using someone elses idea (Example: Santrock et al., 2020). Paraphrase in your own words when using other authors ideas.…
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How can creative arts help people with PTSD

Harvard, Psychology and Education
How music therapy, dance and movement therapy, drama therapy and art therapy can help people with Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Do not mention:1) Cognitive behavioural treatment as it is already mentioned earlier in the thesis.2) What is PTSD. Has already been mentioned in the thesis. Minimum 6 references using articles, journals, videos.
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behavior modification

APA (edition "APA 6"), Psychology and Education
Select and describe the 3 topic presentations not including your own from which you learned the most (or, the presentations you found the most informative). Summarize what you learned from those presentations (PowerPoint and/or summary), along with any other thoughts, implications, recommendations, inspiration, etc. you might have following the presentations. Refer to your chosen 3 presentations to illustrate your points. presentations were trichotillomania, eating disorders, and depression
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behavior modification

APA (edition "APA 6"), Psychology and Education
Discuss which learning principles may be applied to decrease maladaptive, ineffective, and/or undesirable behaviors that are currently excesses in a persons functioning. Note that behaviors may include (a) physiological responses (for example, physiological responses that happen when someone is in fight-or-flight response); (b) cognitive responses (such as a persons thoughts or self-statements); and (c) overt, observable behaviors. What might be the reason(s) for the behavioral excesses? What could you (as the behavior therapist) recommend/do to decrease/eliminate those excesses? Refer to at least four (4) of the topic presentations as examples to illustrate your points. presentations were specific phobias, trichotillomania, aerophobia. borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorders
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behavior modification

APA (edition "APA 6"), Psychology and Education
Discuss which learning principles may be applied to decrease maladaptive, ineffective, and/or undesirable behaviors that are currently excesses in a persons functioning. Note that behaviors may include (a) physiological responses (for example, physiological responses that happen when someone is in fight-or-flight response); (b) cognitive responses (such as a persons thoughts or self-statements); and (c) overt, observable behaviors. What might be the reason(s) for the behavioral excesses? What could you (as the behavior therapist) recommend/do to decrease/eliminate those excesses? Refer to at least four (4) of the topic presentations as examples to illustrate your points. presentations were specific phobias, trichotillomania, aerophobia. borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorders
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