A written assignment is required not only to enhance your learning opportunities

A written assignment is required not only to enhance your learning opportunities in Human Growth Development Psychology, but to utilize and improve your writing skills. The ability to communicate in written form will serve you in your future academic work, increase your career marketability, and hopefully enhance your chances of survival in an increasingly complex society. It is hoped that this written assignment will broaden your exposure to, increase your interest in, and your knowledge of Adolescence psychology. Choose one of these two options for you project: Choose one of these two options for you project:
1-General research: physical and /or, cognitive and/or, psychological and/or, personality, and/or social development (one or more characteristics) during one of the following stages (you can use our textbook as one of your resources):
Middle Adulthood
Late Adulthood
Ending
2- Comparison study: by conducting observations of a subject (should be an adult in his/her Middle, Late adulthood, or Ending stage) for one or all developmental characteristics for that specific developmental period (Physical, cognitive, and/or socioemotional development). Then you compare your results with a well-known human developmental model or theories to explain your results.
Please make sure to include a global component in your research paper such as adding an example of what happen in another country related to your topic. For example, the way individual deal with the end of their life in different cultures, and different countries, or the role of elderly in the family dynamic of different countries. Your personal experiences could be included in conclusion/discussion section.
Creativity is encouraged in completing this project. You are asked to write 5 to 6 pages typed double
spaced research/reaction paper with a reference section of 4 resources or more .
You need to include also your reflection, diversity factors in your paper.
APA format is required. For your citation you can use the following link from CCBC library webpage: http://libraryguides.ccbcmd.edu/c.php?g=346562&p=2336691
Encyclopedias are NOT acceptable resources for a College level research paper. Using only internet
sources is NOT acceptable but you could get electronic version of scientific, reliable resources.
Whenever you present information that is not your own idea or that has been taken directly from a reference,
you must provide a citation for your source and list your references in a bibliography. You can find a psychology journal article by going to CCBC library webpage:http://library.ccbcmd.edu/#
Then click on Smart search
From there you can fine the full text of the article that you want to summarize.
A listing of APA Journals can be also found on http://www.apa.org/journals. If you are unfamiliar with the use of such programs, you can use “AskUsNow”.
Maryland AskUsNow (www.askusnow.info)! is a 24/7 live online interactive service for the residents and students of the state of Maryland. Questions from outside of the state that are about Maryland are also accepted. It uses the expertise of trained librarians to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigating the Internet. The librarian should be able to take you to useful websites and will communicate with you using Internet chat.”Nonscientific article from surfing on internet would not be acceptable”
 You need to include also your reflection, diversity factors in your paper.
 APA format is required. This research paper is to be submitted through the assignment box on Blackboard in a format compatible with Microsoft Word. If you do not use Microsoft Word, you need to save files in “rich text format”. Comments on this paper will be given via the assignment tool. Please review these comments and make corrections as necessary, if you would like to get a higher grade than your first submission.

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