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| July 10, 2019

Observation Paper Psych 024

The purpose of this assignment is to help you apply what you have learned in class to everyday, real life situations. This assignment will help you observe behavior in a detailed manner. Learning to observe behavior in a detailed manner will aid you in working with children, adolescents as well as adults, especially if you are thinking about working as a teacher, nurse, psychologist. The second part of the assignment will help you understand human development It will also help you improve your communication skills as well as relating to others in the field of education, business, education, medical, and psychology. The third part of the assignment will help you tie the information you gathered through your observation and interview to the theories and concepts of human development.

Three components of your project. All these components will be combined in one document, please make sure you label each section within your document.

1. Observation

2. Interview of the child’s parent (s) or the person observed if they are old enough and have consent

3. Application of Theories and Concepts

Observation:

1. Select a child, adolescent, or adult from any of the following developmental stages covered in the book: Infant, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescent, Young Adulthood, Middle Adulthood, Late Adulthood

2. Observe for 30-60 minutes. Observation can be in an informal or formal setting

3. Permission must be gained from parent(s) if child is a minor, and from a facility if you decide to observe in a formal setting

4. You may not observe your own child, family member or children, or family members, or individuals you know well

5. Describe what you observed during the time period, including physical, cognitive, social-emotional factors. You should list at least 10 behaviors for each factor

6. The description should include details of the individual’s behavior. Some examples of behaviors: (1) playing on playground, sliding down the slide (2) hanging out with friends in front of school talking (3) crying after falling down

7. You are provided with a permission slip. When submitting your paper, attach the permission slip as well. You will have to scan the permission slip in order for you to submit it on Canvas. If you can’t scan it, take a picture and send it as a picture.

Interview:

1. You must ask the parent(s) or the individual at least 10 questions that will help you identify the development stage of the individual

2. These questions can be about date of birth, developmental milestones met, education, career development, etc.…

3. Your paper need to include the questions you asked the answers you were given

Application of Theory:

1. Identify the family structure, socio-economic status and cultural factors that help you explain the child’s or individual’s development. Use your observation and interview to support your discussion.

2. Identify and describe the child’s or individual’s stage of development. Use at least two (2) theories to explain the developmental stage (Erikson, Piaget, Freud, Kohlberg, etc.…)

3. Describe each theory and relate the component of the theories to your observation. Again, use your observation and interview to support your discussion.

4. Supplement your report with at least 2 outside academic sources related to human development. You must reference these sources throughout your paper and in your reference list.

5. You may use your textbook as one of your references, however, the other reference has to come from a peer reviewed source. You will not find this on the internet, you will need to use the PCC library or other library to find your resource.

6. Use your integrated findings to identify any problems in the person’s development. You may use pictures, work samples, awards, etc.. to illustrate your findings as to how the individual is functioning within the developmental stage.

Guidelines:

1. The paper must be written in APA format

2. It must be a minimum of 4-5 pages of writing and at least 2 references. 4-5 pages does not include your cover page or references.

3. You must have a title page in APA format

4. You must have references in APA format

5. Do not use the real name of the child, individual or parent

6. Use Times Roman point font (APA suggested)

7. Make sure you cite everything!!! Most of what you will be writing is not going to be your opinion, so use citation!

8. Use quotations sparingly! You should not have more than 2 quotations in one paragraph

9. How you say something is almost as important as what you say

10. It is critical for you writing to flow well and not have grammatical errors

11. You will lose a point for each grammatical error, make sure you proofread you paper

12. This is a formal paper, do not write as if you are speaking. Avoid using terms such as “Daddy” and “kids.” Use terms such as “Father” and “children.”

13. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE! IF YOU PLAGIARIZE, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY FAIL THIS ASSIGNMENT.

IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT, MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OUTLINED ABOVE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A DETAILED OBSERVATION, AN INTERVIEW THAT WILL GIVE YOU INFORMATION ABOUT THE PERSON’S DEVELOPMENT, HAVE PROPER WRITING FLOW, PROPER GRAMMAR, MEET THE MINIMUM PAGE GUIDELINES AND FOLLOW APA FORMAT.

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