Scholarly Journals

Human development

You will need to find 4 articles located in scholarly journals. Scholarly journal articles are also

referred as primary source peer reviewed articles. A scholarly journal article can be found in the South

University Online Library. To find more information regarding utilizing the South University Library and

accessing scholarly journal articles click on Library Guide. What cannot be used for this assignment are

web pages, magazines, newspapers, text books, and other books. Finally, current research for our purposes

is an article that was published within the last 5 to 6 years.
Remember this is a course on human development so when looking for articles make sure they are related to

the subject matter covered in the course. To help in your search here are some of the major areas we

covered in this course (these are meant as a guide, not specific topics to find).
Major developmental theories across the lifespan
Nature of geographic, gender, social, cognitive, emotional, and developmental factors during each period

of development
Developmental factors that impact one another.
Historical and current trends in development
Current trends which may deferentially impact the future development of populations in the United States
Social, and diversity issues related to developmental psychology
With the major areas above in mind, focus on at least two of the following age groups:
Childhood
Adolescence
Adulthood
Older Adults
First, give an overview of each article, including:
Write a 2-paragraph summary for each article.
Write a 1-2 paragraph analysis and evaluation for each article found.
Make sure to integrate course material in that analysis
Then, write a summary (1-2 pages) integrating what was leaned from the articles reviewed on the chosen age

groups as seen from the life-span perspective. Cover the following in that summary:
What similarities did you find in the types of research and what was being studied? What differences did

you find?
Based on your course readings, what developmental theories did you find that were applicable?
Explain how the life-span perspective may provide a way of better understanding the research reviewed.