Human Development

SLO ASSIGNMENT #2 (PSYCH2103 Human Development
 
As we age, there are more and more challenges that come with physical aging. This is obvious, well understood, and at the forefront of a person’s mind as they age. What is less understood is the fact that effort should be put into maintaining brain (cognitive) health. Our brains operate much like our physical bodies do in the sense that it needs to be exercised in order to stay strong and healthy.
 
Instructions:
 
1. Watch the following video on a company named, “Sharp Brains.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4F_GlciZEU (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Shape, arrow Description automatically generated
Here is a link to the Sharp Brains website:
https://sharpbrains.com/
 
2. Select 2 adults (perhaps a relative, neighbor, co-worker, or a friend) who are in late adulthood (ages 65 and above) .  Ask these 3 questions:
1.  “What do you do to stay young and sharp?”
2.  “Do these activities/techniques help you deal with/prepare for death and dying?”
3.   Given what you know now, is there anything you would do differently?”
 
3. Describe your interviewees (their ages, relationship to you, work/relationship status) and discuss their responses to each interview question.    (Paragraph 1)
4. Reflect on their responses and the information presented in the video, and answer the following questions:
Do you believe the researchers in the video have found valuable ways to improve one’s cognitive abilities/skills?  What about the advice given by the older persons you interviewed? Do you intend to follow any of the suggestions given by the researchers or your interviewees? Why?  How do you intend to maintain your cognitive health and prepare for death and dying.  (Paragraph 2)
 
To submit this assignment, select “Write Submission” and then either place your work in the box provided or attach a Microsoft Word Document and then select “Submit.”  Your response should be indenteddouble spaced, and contain at least two full separate paragraphs (at least 6 – 8 complete sentences each).  Remember to also properly cite all sources with APA in-text citations and references. This means to use personal communication in text citations when quoting your interviewees, and in text citations when quoting other sources. See Sample Assignment below:
 
Sample Assignment:
 
Josie Battle
 
Intro to Psychology
 
5/1/2020     [K1]
Developmental Psychology [K2]
 
What is a major role of a developmental psychologist? Would you consider this career? [K3]
 
Developmental psychologists study all aspects of human growth and change – physical, mental, social,
and emotional – from the prenatal period through old age (Johnson, 2019). [K4] Most specialize in a stage of
development – children, adolescents, adults, older adults, etc. I want to work with children with special needs and
giftedness. The setting does not matter.  It could be in a school, a hospital, a camp, church, learning center, etc.
George, my neighbor, stated that he “loves working with others because it gives him a major sense of fulfillment
(G., Evans, personal communications, April 12, 2020). [K5] Given my career plans, I believe learning more about
Developmental Psychologists would be the most interesting and beneficial.
Child Developmental Psychologists focus on infants and children, examining such issues as whether
temperament, attachment to caregivers, peer influences, etc. can influence coping (Kelling, 2016, p. 68). [K4] Learning
about this information can help prepare me for my future career. I would learn how to develop and implement
teaching and counseling strategies that are individualized and meet the needs of these children. [K6]
**Notice the format of the response, headings, content. Your response needs to fully answer/address the question
posed.**
References
 
Johnson, K. B. (2019). Chapter 2: The Science of Psychology. ​
Understanding Psychology. Polk, FL: Fake Double Day Press.
 
Kelling, Y. (2016). Psychology of today. ​Contemporary Psychology.
Retrieved from http://psychology101.org/articleurl     [K7]
Key
[K1] Heading
[K2] Title of writing assignment
[K3] Instructions/Questions – should be listed at the top of the page or before response.
[K4] Example of APA In Text Citation – used when quoting a source such as an author, video, book, article, etc.
[K5] Example of Personal Communication In Text Citation – used when quoting your interviewee
[K6] Response – first line is indented, double spaced, addresses the discussion question.
[K7] References – listed on separate page, at the end of the written response, hanging indent is used, double spaced, alphabetized, written according to APA standards.
 
 

S
LO
 
ASSIGNMENT
 
#2
 
(
PSYCH2103
 
Human
 
Development
 
 
As
 
we
 
age,
 
there
 
are
 
more
 
and
 
more
 
challenges
 
that
 
come
 
with
 
physical
 
aging.
 
This
 
is
 
obvious,
 
well
 
understood,
 
an
d
 
at
 
the
 
forefront
 
of
 
a
 
person’s
 
mind
 
as
 
they
 
age.
 
What
 
is
 
less
 
understood
 
is
 
the
 
fact
 
that
 
effort
 
should
 
be
 
put
 
into
 
maintaining
 
brain
 
(cognitive)
 
health.
 
Our
 
brains
 
operate
 
much
 
like
 
our
 
physical
 
bodies
 
do
 
in
 
the
 
sense
 
that
 
it
 
needs
 
to
 
be
 
exercised
 
in
 
or
der
 
to
 
stay
 
strong
 
and
 
healthy.
 
 
 
Instructions:
 
 
1.
 
Watch
 
the
 
following
 
video
 
on
 
a
 
company
 
named,
 
“Sharp
 
Brains.”
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4F_GlciZE
U
 
(Links
 
to
 
an
 
external
 
site.
)
Links
 
to
 
an
 
external
 
site
.
 
Here
 
is
 
a
 
link
 
to
 
the
 
Sharp
 
Brains
 
website
:
 
https://sharpbrains.com/
 
 
2.
 
Select
 
2
 
adults
 
(perhaps
 
a
 
relative,
 
neighbor,
 
co

worker,
 
or
 
a
 
friend
)
 
who
 
are
 
in
 
late
 
adulthoo
d
 
(ages
 
65
 
and
 
above)
 
.
 
 
Ask
 
these
 
3
 
questions
:
 
1.
 
 
“What
 
do
 
you
 
do
 
to
 
stay
 
young
 
and
 
sharp?”
 
 
2.
 
 
“Do
 
these
 
activities/techniques
 
help
 
you
 
deal
 
with/prepare
 
for
 
death
 
and
 
dying?

 
3.
 
 
 
Given
 
what
 
you
 
know
 
now,
 
is
 
there
 
anything
 
you
 
would
 
do
 
differently?

 
 
3.
 
Describe
 
your
 
interviewees
 
(their
 
ages,
 
relationship
 
to
 
you,
 
work/relationship
 
status)
 
and
 
di
scuss
 
their
 
responses
 
to
 
each
 
interview
 
question.
 
 
 
 
(Paragraph
 
1
)
 
4.
 
Reflect
 
on
 
their
 
responses
 
and
 
the
 
information
 
presented
 
in
 
the
 
video,
 
and
 
answer
 
the
 
following
 
questions:
 
 
Do
 
you
 
believe
 
the
 
researchers
 
in
 
the
 
video
 
have
 
found
 
valuable
 
ways
 
to
 
improv
e
 
one’s
 
cognitive
 
abilities/skills?
 
 
What
 
about
 
the
 
advice
 
given
 
by
 
the
 
older
 
persons
 
you
 
interviewed?
 
Do
 
you
 
intend
 
to
 
follow
 
any
 
of
 
the
 
suggestions
 
given
 
by
 
the
 
researchers
 
or
 
your
 
interviewees?
 
Why?
 
 
How
 
do
 
you
 
intend
 
t
o
 
maintain
 
your
 
cognitive
 
health
 
a
nd
 
prepare
 
for
 
death
 
and
 
dying.
 
 
(
Paragraph
 
2)
 
 
 
 
To
 
submit
 
this
 
assignment,
 
select
 
“Write
 
Submission”
 
and
 
then
 
either
 
place
 
your
 
work
 
in
 
the
 
box
 
provided
 
or
 
attach
 
a
 
Microsoft
 
Word
 
Document
 
and
 
then
 
select
 
“Submit.”
 
 
Your
 
response
 
should
 
be
 
indente
d
,
 
doub
le
 
spaced,
 
and
 
contain
 
at
 
least
 
two
 
full
 
separate
 
paragraph
s
 
(at
 
least
 
6
 

 
8
 
complete
 
sentences
 
each).
 
 
Remember
 
to
 
also
 
properly
 
cite
 
all
 
source
s
 
with
 
APA
 
in

text
 
citations
 
and
 
references.
 
This
 
means
 
to
 
use
 
personal
 
SLO ASSIGNMENT #2 (PSYCH2103 Human Development
 
As we age, there are more and more challenges that come with physical aging. This is
obvious, well understood, and at the forefront of a person’s mind as they age. What is
less understood is the fact that effort should be put into maintaining brain (cognitive)
health. Our brains operate much like our physical bodies do in the sense that it needs
to be exercised in order to stay strong and healthy.
 
Instructions:
 
1. Watch the following video on a company named, “Sharp Brains.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4F_GlciZEU (Links to an external site.)Links to an
external site.
Here is a link to the Sharp Brains website:
https://sharpbrains.com/
 
2. Select 2 adults (perhaps a relative, neighbor, co-worker, or a friend) who are in late
adulthood (ages 65 and above) . Ask these 3 questions:
1. “What do you do to stay young and sharp?”
2. “Do these activities/techniques help you deal with/prepare for death and
dying?”
3. Given what you know now, is there anything you would do differently?”
 
3. Describe your interviewees (their ages, relationship to you, work/relationship
status) and discuss their responses to each interview question. (Paragraph 1)
4. Reflect on their responses and the information presented in the video, and answer
the following questions:
Do you believe the researchers in the video have found valuable ways to improve
one’s cognitive abilities/skills? What about the advice given by the older persons you
interviewed? Do you intend to follow any of the suggestions given by the researchers
or your interviewees? Why? How do you intend to maintain your cognitive health
and prepare for death and dying. (Paragraph 2)
 
To submit this assignment, select “Write Submission” and then either place your work in
the box provided or attach a Microsoft Word Document and then select “Submit.” Your
response should be indented, double spaced, and contain at least two full separate
paragraphs (at least 6 – 8 complete sentences each). Remember to also properly cite all
sources with APA in-text citations and references. This means to use personal