Emotional development, attachment to caregivers as infant
Students will be required to write a six page, APA formatted term paper investigating their own development from a biological, cognitive, and psychosocial perspective. The paper must include an APA formatted title and reference page, which is not included in the six page minimum requirement. Students are expected to examine their development from birth until their current age. A minimum of six scholarly sources must be included to support the theories used to explain a student’s development.
12 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced with one inch margins. The observation report must be a minimum of three pages and grammatically correct.
Suggested questions to consider answering throughout the paper (you certainly do not have to answer all of these):
Biological: Your mother’s pregnancy with you, genetic influences (what physical or personality traits do you believe you inherited from your parents?), nutrition, immunizations, brain development, physical activities, puberty/sexual maturation, illnesses, motor skills (fine and gross), sensory development, learning disabilities
Cognitive: Your development through Piaget’s stages, language development, Vygotsky’s theory, early educational experiences, memory development
Psychosocial: Emotional development, attachment to caregivers as infant, play, gender development, moral development, peer groups/peer pressure, relationships with parents as older child, drug use
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