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Developmental Psychology and Aging Topics

Think of a research topic in developmental psychology that deals with aging or changes over time. Briefly describe the different developmental designs, and select one that you would use to explore this topic. Provide a rationale as to why you would use the approach that you selected and why you believe this method is preferable

Behavioural theories and their impact on behaviour

Think of an example in which B.F. Skinner's behavioral theory would most likely not impact or change a particular behavior? If you can cite an instance, explain why and then state which behaviorist theory would best address this situation?

Behavioral Theorists

Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner are considered the originators of behaviorism. All contributed to learning theory. All three of the researchers studied the effects of the environment on learning. Select one of the three behaviorists who, in your opinion, offers the most compelling argument for the use of behaviorism when teaching

Data Collection and Human Development

Hi Mark, Please note going back on Post # 55035 can you use it or you may use something else or / similar. After reading the instructions below kindly answer those questions at the end. The social issues you are discovering that are impacted by resources and individual willingness to resolve are also a factor of economic

Annotated Outlines and Bibliography

Hi Mark, Please note, follow the instructions for the questions below: (1) Prepare an annotated outline and bibliography of at least 7 to 10 references Begin with a basic outline and add detail describing what will occur in each section of the paper. (2) For major headings, you should include several descriptive sent

Differences in Developmental Stages

Can you assist me with the following: •Describe the relationship between counseling needs and the developmental stages of a child or adolescent. •Explain the differences between counseling a child and counseling an adolescent, based on the appropriate developmental stages. •Can you provide a brief hypothetical c

Carl Jung and Archetypes

Jung believed that the persona, anima/animus, and shadow were some of the archetypes that had evolved so completely that they could be considered separate systems within the personality. Which list below best describes those archetypes (in order)? 1) The ego; the collective unconscious; the personal unconscious (However I c

Attachment Styles

Explain an attachment theory and its relationship to normal development - talk about Bowlby, Ainsworth and the strange situation. Ainsworth's classification of styles of attachments (describe each stage) and the concept of longevity of attachment styles across the lifespan. Discuss the relation that is hypothesized to exist betw

Adaptation and Psychotherapy

Please help with the following problem: The concept of "adaptation" is discussed as a guiding feature in understanding psychotherapy. What does a person mean when they talk about psychotherapy as adaptation or maladaptation. Give a thorough example in your answer so that it is clear in how you are applying this terminology.

Parental Separation and its Effect on Human Development

Alex, the second child of Ernest and Isabel Palacio, a Cuban American couple, is a fourth grader at J.E. Kennedy Elementary School. He has one older sister, Paula who is in fifth grade, and a younger brother, Thomas, who is 4 years old. Until recently, Alex appeared to be a happy child and a good student in school. Although some

Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development

Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Gilligan's theory of moral development. Which stage of Gilligan's theory of moral development, do you think that you are currently experiencing? Provide examples to reinforce your answer to why you are currently experiencing this stage

Adolescent and early adult development

What does it mean to be an adolescent? What does it mean to be an adult? Where do college students fit into these definitions? Discuss from biological, cognitive, and socioemotional perspectives.

Child history influence on directive approaches

(support with peer-reviewed articles,apa) - What are some historical considerations influencing the current popularity of directive approaches in play therapy? - How might our current knowledge about the centrality of what is relational inform our integration of non-directive work with a directive approach in play therapy?

Early Populations in Play Therapy

What type of client was treated by original play therapists such as Anna Freud? How were the early client populations similar or different from the current client populations treated in play therapy? Where the clients of the original play therapists such as Anna Freud treated? How are these contexts similar or different

Stages of Human Growth and Development Relative to Addiction

I need help understanding of the stages of human growth and development relative to addiction, including gender differences and specific differences among the elderly. I also need help understanding the strategies or interventions that would work best when dealing with the following individuals: - A teenager living in an

Theoretical Perspective in Piaget

Please help in describing one aspect of Piaget theory that has particular relevance to contemporary education and explain why. Finally, explain how the aspect might be influenced by contemporary educational neuropsychology.

Maintaining a Successful Marriage

With the rise in divorce rates, first marriages that last for years are becoming less common. However, it is important to look at what makes for a successful marriage. Within one study, the authors found seven reasons that contribute to a successful marriage identified by men and women who have been married for 15 years or more.

Adult Development: Life Structure

Daniel Levinson created a model of adult development that focused on life structures. A life structure consists of new developmental challenges and tasks through the periods of adulthood. For example, getting married is a new life structure. The individuals have to adapt to the new life, which consists of new family members, rol

Ageism in Contemporary Society

1. In our book it states that ageism is the tendency to categorize and judge people solely on the basis of their chronological age. Ageism is like racism and sexism. The book also states that elderspeak is a condescending way to speak to older adults that resembles baby talk. The younger generation has a tendency to use elder

Physical Education and Self Esteem

1. On page 238 of the textbook, the author states that schools have reduced physical education in order to spend that money on more academic classes. She also states "an hour a day of active play is more likely to improve academic achievement than to impair it". If your child's school reduced physical education classes, what

Baby Development and Growth

I need help answering these questions attached. I'm having difficulty providing short responses to them. 1. Table 3.6 states that between 6-9 months babbling, including both consonant and vowel sounds, are repeated in syllables. 10-12 months- comprehension of simple words; speech-like intonations, specific vocalizations t

Bandura's Theory: Observational Learning

Describe the role of reinforcement in Albert Bandura's theory of observational learning. Give two examples of how this theory could be applied in child rearing. For example should parents be concerned about children's television programs?

Levinson's Theory of Middle Adulthood

Levinson's theory of middle adulthood can also be considered the mid-life crisis. The four major conflicts are relating to a person getting older. The third of the major conflict is being masculine versus being feminine. Masculine represents strength and feminine represents weakness. In the conflict of masculinity versus femi

Lifespan longitudinal study

Examine the following stages of life in an adult 65 years and older. - Childhood ages 6-11 - Adolescence teen age years - Young adulthood 20's - 30's - Middle age adulthood 40's - 60's - Old age over 65 Focus on the following areas Cognitive development Emotional development Social development Introduction - bac

Stages of Adulthood

1). Discuss the two most prominent theories related to the stage of adulthood: Erikson's Stage of Generativity vs. Stagnation and Levinson's Season's of a Man's Life. 2). Describe how theory conceptualizes middle adulthood and explain the growth of development changes that occur during this stage. 3). Describe the impac

Emerging Adulthood Significance and Key Features

1). Explain the concept of emerging adulthood. 2). What are the key features of this developmental stage? 3). Specifically, what is significant about the transition for adolescence to adulthood from a development perspective? 4). What physical, emotional, and cognitive changes do we experience, and why? In your s