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paper should be 1200-1600 words in length and support your thinking by citing and integrating at least two peer-reviewed journal articles and at least one real life example.
For the real-life example please do not use yourself as an example. Please follow the instruction in the browse file. I am attaching a source guide that breaks down what constitutes a peer-reviewed, popular, scholarly, and professional/trade source.
Week 3 – Writing Assignment
Adolescent Cognitive Development
Chapter 7 of the course textbook examines theories of cognitive development during adolescence and later adulthood. For this assignment, refer to the textbook and two peer-reviewed journal articles to compare and contrast the theories and models of two cognitive theorists with respect these stages of human development.
In your paper, account for or respond to the following:
Your paper should be 1200-1600 words in length and cite and integrate at least two peer-reviewed journal articles.
This assignment is worth 10 points of the total course grade.
Introduction: Cognitive Development from Middle Childhood throughout Early Adulthood
This week will focus on cognitive and language development and intelligence throughout the lifespan. Subject matter includes, but is not limited to, cognitive development; issues in education; and measurements for aptitude, intelligence, memory, and communication disorders.
Upon successful completion of this week, students will be able to:
Mossler, R. A., & Ziegler, M. (2016). Understanding development: A lifespan perspective. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Perry, B. D. (2009). Examining child maltreatment through a neurodevelopmental lens: Clinical applications of the neuro sequential mode of therapeutics. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 14(4), 240-255. doi: 10.1080/15325020903004350 (Psych INFO: 2009-10040-002). Full text article available at http://childtrauma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/TraumaLoss_BDP_Final_7_09.pdf (Links to an external site.)
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. (2013, Oct 31). In Brief: The science of neglect [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF3j5UVCSCA (Links to an external site.)
University of the Rockies. (2006). Observational learning: The research of Albert Bandura (Links to an external site.) . [Video file]. In telecom Online Resources Network.
University of the Rockies. (2006). Use of reinforcements and punishment in shaping a child’s behavior (Links to an external site.) . [Video file]. In telecom Online Resources Network.
Source type What is it? Examples Best Used for Popular Magazines These are well known magazines, newspapers, and websites available online or in-print. They are usually sold in places like bookstores or newsstands. The magazines tend to have glossy covers and usually include photographs.
What they all have in common is that they are written by staff writers, cover a wide variety of topics. They are reviewed by a professional staff editor and the authors use non-technical language in order to reach the widest possible audience.
The Huffington Post
Because these are so general, they are not the best sources for scholarly research. Some can be good preliminary sources for current events, but talk with your professor about using any popular publication as a resource.
Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source for scholarly work. Scholarly Journals These journals have a deep focus on one particular academic topic and use subject focused language. The articles in these journals are written by experts in their field.
Majority of the authors will have a PhD or MD after their names and in many cases, there are multiple authors. These journals do not contain many photos, but do provide charts and graphs. Most of these journals also go through a process called PEER REVIEW (see next page)
The Leadership Quarterly
Counselling Psychology Review
Educational Psychology Review
School Psychology Quarterly
The publications have a narrow focus and are good for when you have a focused research topic. These journals are where you will find the most recent information on a topic, as well as ongoing research and trends.
Source Type What is it? Examples Best Used for Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed articles present both new research information and critiques on current issues in an academic field. During the Peer Reviewed process, other experts in the field review the writer’s article and provide corrections to ensure that the information is factual, unbiased and adds to the current body of knowledge.
Because of the Peer Review process, these journals are considered a valuable source for academic research papers.
See Scholarly Journals “Peer-reviewed and scholarly journals are related but not identical. Not all scholarly journals go through the peer-review process. However, one can assume that a peer-reviewed journal is scholarly.”
(Source: http://lib.calpoly.edu/support/how-to/find-articles) See Scholarly Journals
*Note: Articles can be peer reviewed, but other pieces such as editorials or book reviews are not.
Professional & Trade Magazines/ Journals
These are magazines that focus their content on the needs of those who work in a specific industry. Professional magazines are published by a professional organisation. Profession and Trade use field specific language in their articles. Many of the articles are very field specific but the authors may not always be academic.
Although some of the articles are not peer reviewed, they can provide important information. Consult your professor about using an article from a professional/trade magazine or journal.