Selecting an Age Group/Developmental Stage for the
This week, you will begin preliminary work on your final assignment in the course, Integrating the
Field of Developmental Psychology: A Review of the Literature, which is due in Week 6. To begin,
select an age group/developmental stage from the list below:
Infancy and toddlerhood (0-3 years)
Childhood (3-12 years)
Adolescence (13-18 years)
Young Adulthood (18-40 years)
Middle-Late Adulthood (40+ years)
In your paper, clearly identify the age group and developmental stage selected. Describe the
important physical, emotional, cognitive, and social features of that age group. Analyze that
developmental stage from the point of view of at least three developmental theorists (For example,
but not limited to the viewpoints of; Piaget, Freud, Erickson, etc.). Summarize the theory you find
most useful to explain that developmental stage.
In the creation of the paper, support your selections and conclusions with reasoned arguments. A
minimum of three peer-reviewed articles are required for this paper.
Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references
pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must use at least three peer-reviewed sources. These may include the required articles for
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Writing Center.
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evaluate your assignment.
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