Developmental Issues

Description To help you understand and apply life span developmental theory and research to everyday issues, you will write a review paper under one of the broad life span developmental areas given below. Your paper should focus on a particular issue within the broad topic given and discuss the general research findings related to the issue. You should end your paper with faith-informed policy recommendation/s for improving experiences within the relevant area. The paper should be 7-8 pages long (including the Title & References pages). It should be typewritten, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font. To do a good job, you should review, at least, six (6) empirical journal articles (professional research articles only; do not cite the textbook) for this paper. Select one of the broad life span developmental topics below (in bold) and narrow it further to a specific issue (as in the italicized examples below the bolded developmental areas). The paper should follow the APA style, format, and referencing, with a title page and a list of references at the end of the paper. Note that you cannot complete this paper in a day or two so you need to plan and begin working on it early. The paper, worth 80 points, is due on Friday, December 7, by 6:00pm. After the due date, the paper is late and will incur a penalty (I will provide further instructions in class). Broad Life Span Developmental Areas: The Beginnings & Prenatal Development g., Genetic Counselling, Behavioral Teratogens, Assisted Reproductive Techniques Early Childhood Development g., Socioemotional Development, Preschool Education, Parenting Practices and Styles Middle Childhood Development g., Educating Children with Special Needs, Standardized Testing, Electronic Bullying Adolescent Development g., Juvenile Offenders, High School Education, Identity Issues Early & Middle Adulthood Development g., Optimal Health Practices, Psychological Disorders, Generativity Concerns Late adulthood & end of life issues g., Elder Abuse, Neurocognitive Disorders, Euthanasia