1. Select one-topic/subject in the field of developmental psychology(i.e lifespan development ranging from prenatal, childhood, adolescence, adult, elderly, etc,.) as it relates the individual.
2. After you have identified your topic of interest, using your textbook and 3-5other sources from the body of literature on the topic research and write a 5-10page paper on the subject (excluding a separate title page and references page) using APA format.
3. Introduce your topic and what you hope to prove (thesis) or what you postulate about the development, changes, challenges, opportunities to health (e.g. emotional, cognitive, physical, social, etc,.)then provide supporting evidence from the literature.Follow the flow of an essay style paper following introduction with a body and conclusion.
4. Address the following in your special topics paper:a. What does normal development look like?Or what are the developmental challenges?
b. How does it affect one’s life?
c. What are the psychological, social impacts/implications? Stigma?
d. What treatments are available or cure?e.How can we resolve the condition/issue or help someone reintegrate back into some sense of normalcy-or improved health/living condition? (your reaction and response)