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This is assignment 3

Write 3–4 pages in which you describe a problem related to infant development and explain how research findings have influenced both social thinking and social policies with regard to the problem.

Suggested Resources

The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.

Capella Multimedia

Click the links provided below to view the following multimedia pieces:

  • Turning Points: An Overview of Pre-natal Human Development | Transcript.
  • The Mind: Teratogens and Their Effect on the Developing Brain and the Mind | Transcript.
  • The Mind: Capabilities of the Newborn | Transcript.
  • The Mind: Infant Cognitive Development | Transcript.
  • The Mind: Social Development in Infancy | Transcript.
  • The Mind: Infant Speech Sound Discrimination | Transcript.

Assessment Instructions

Preparation

Choose a topic from the list below (or choose a topic of your own) to use as the foundation for this assessment. Use the Capella library and Internet to locate academic and professional articles on the topic. Use a minimum of three (at least one academic and one professional) recent (within the last 5 years) articles as resources for this assessment.

Topics:

  • The effect of maternal stress on prenatal development.
  • Prenatal exposure to drugs and the effects on brain development.
  • Environmental influences on prenatal development. Please select only one:
    • Diseases.
    • Outside environmental hazards.
    • Medications (legal and illegal).
    • Alcohol and tobacco.
  • The effect of maternal post-partum depression on newborn infant development.
  • The effects of premature birth on the developing infant.

Requirements

To complete this assessment:

  • Describe the problem as it exists today in the United States. Be sure to include any statistics on frequency, geographic distribution, cultural distribution, and so on.
  • Explain how the problem affects the developing infant.
  • Explain how the research findings have influenced both social thinking and social policies with regard to the problem.
  • If a client came to you with the problem you selected, what one intervention would you recommend?

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Your writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions.
  • APA formatting: Format resources and citations according to APA style.
  • Resources: Minimum of 3 scholarly or professional resources. Note: Popular resources such as Wikipedia or About.com are not considered to be appropriate.
  • Length: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages not including title page and reference page.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point font.

Scoring Guide

CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED Describe a problem in prenatal and infant development.Does not identify a problem in prenatal and infant development. Identifies a problem in prenatal and infant development. Describes a problem in prenatal and infant development. Describes a problem in prenatal and infant development and provides evidence on the prevalence of the problem. Explain how a problem in prenatal and infant development affects human development.Does not explain how a problem in prenatal and infant development affects human development. Explains how a problem in prenatal and infant development affects human development but the explanation omits key elements. Explains how a problem in prenatal and infant development affects human development. Explains how a problem in prenatal and infant development affects human development using real-world examples that demonstrate in-depth understanding of the problem. Explain how research findings related to a problem in prenatal and infant development influence social thinking and social policy.Does not explain how research findings related to a problem in prenatal and infant development influence social thinking and social policy. Explains research findings related to a problem in prenatal and infant development, but does not connect the findings to social thinking or social policy. Explains how research findings related to a problem in prenatal and infant development influence social thinking and social policy. Analyzes how research findings related to a problem in prenatal and infant development influence social thinking and social policy. Recommend an intervention to help with a problem related to prenatal and infant development.Does not identify an intervention to help with a problem related to prenatal and infant development. Identifies an intervention but does not connect the intervention to a problem related to prenatal and infant development. Recommends an intervention to help with a problem related to prenatal and infant development. Recommends an intervention to help with a problem related to prenatal and infant development, explains how the intervention will help, and predicts likelihood of success. Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.Writing does not support a central idea. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional. Writing supports an idea but is inconsistent and contains major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing coherently supports a central idea with few errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Writing is coherent, using evidence to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional. Use APA format and style.Does not use APA format and style. Uses APA format and style but inconsistently and with errors. Uses APA format and style consistently and with few errors. Uses correct APA format and style consistently and with no errors.

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