Assignment 1: Themes, and Methods, and Babies,
Learning Goal: I’m working on a psychology writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Assignment 1: Themes, and Methods, and Babies, Oh My!Each episode of the recent Netflix documentary series Babies covers a major developmental topic from the perspectives of three “superstar” researchers in the field. Choose one episode for this assignment. If you don’t have access to Netflix, 5 of the 12 episodes are available for free on YouTube. List episodes: Season 1 • Love (YouTube) • First Food • Crawling (YouTube) • First Words (YouTube) • Sleep (YouTube) • First Steps (YouTube) Season 2 • What Babies Know • Movement • Senses • Relationships • Nature and Nurture • Toddlers To Do: 1. Watch the episode. Be on the lookout for connections to the 7 Themes covered in lecture and the textbook (e.g., nature & nurture, the active child, mechanisms of change, etc.) and any examples of the 3 Developmental Research Designs (i.e., cross-sectional, longitudinal, and microgenetic). 2. Generate a brief writeup that addresses the following: a. In what ways did the episode highlight the 7 Themes? Were there any of themes that were not addressed? Be specific and give examples. b. Did any of the studies described in the episode utilize a Developmental Research Design? Be specific and give examples. c. Finally, what is one thing about the topic that you learned that you think parents (or people in general) should definitely know? Guidelines: • Your writeup should be approximately 1.5 to 2 double-spaced pages (no longer), using 12pt Times New Roman and 1 inch margins. • Be sure to mention which episode you are analyzing.
Requirements: 1.5-2 pages