child development

The purpose of this assignment is to help students understand the main theories of child development, to be able to compare and contrast the theories, and to be able to apply them to everyday experiences of children.

Class Final: Developing an Applied Theory Notebook

This final project is an ongoing exercise throughout the course.  You are to gather useful information regarding children and child development that can be used in daily life in the notebook.

Student Instructions:
Throughout this course, you will be introduced to many theories about child development.  There will be a lot of information and some theories may contradict others.  To utilize this information, it is important to become familiar with theories and their criticisms. Doing this can help understand how, when, where and what to apply when dealing with children and their  development.

Additionally, it is important to understand that opinions about theories can develop over time and alter based on experiences.  One’s opinion on day one may not be the same at the end of the semester (or in subsequent life).
The purpose of this assignment is to help students understand the main theories of child development, to be able to compare and contrast the theories, and to be able to apply them to everyday experiences of children.
The theory notebook should be written using APA 6th edition guidelines.  It should include the following:

Project Final Outline


Title Page – your name, class name, semester and date
Table of Contents (listing of each chapter and the title of what you’re writing about)
Introductory paragraph(s)
Outline why you decided to do this topic and what the goal is… etc.
Each Chapter’s items that have already been gathered (instructions for these below).
Center each theory’s title in bold on the page.
APA reference information
Source title, author, date, publisher, etc.
If a web source is used then it must have:
web page title
author(s) name(s)
Company/publisher, etc.
A description of what you found in your own words
you may include copies of things you’ve found but they cannot exceed 25% on the indicator – you can see this below when submitting the paper.
Criticisms or weaknesses or suggestions of items to be included.
How it can be used in daily life
Conclusion Section
How did the studies and reviewing this research effect your opinion? Did your opinions of the theory and a discussion about how change during the course of the semester.
summarize what has been learned and how it will be used (by  yourself or others)
to support their arguments for and against theories students may cite peer reviewed journal articles and other resources found on the web as long as they contain an author’s name, date, and title of location.
For instance
a web source that is simply called Child Discipline w/ no author’s name, date, etc. cannot be used.
The below web source is OK as it contains all necessary items. (author’s name, date, etc. are at the bottom and references are provided in the text).
6) You may not insert quotes over 2-3 sentences in length – this is a work to be done in your own words.  paraphrase long quotes and then cite them.
Quotes inserted need to support what you have written in your own words.
there should be about 1 page of text per theory.  Some theories may require more pages.
total length of the paper should be at least 10 written pages – not including title, table of contents, reference pages, or inserted tables, charts, or images.
Submit by the deadline for maximum points
Late submissions is possible but a daily deduction is taken.
Strongly suggest that you go through this weekly so it does not add up into a lot to do at the end.
if you do not like your paper, need to revise it, etc. multiple submissions are allowed.
before the deadline there are no deductions for changing the paper to earn max points.
after the deadline there is a deduction
if you can’t reload the paper in this site or the 2nd drop box it is possible to erase your previous submission.  just let me know.
Sample outline is included below – but the attached sample at the top is the best way to see how to do it:


(Title Page)

Child Psychology Concepts Journal
Jane/John Doe
College of Southern Nevada
Psychology 233
Spring 2021


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Early Child Care Impacts Development
The type and style of child care can affect both the immediate and long term development of children.

Chapter 2 – Does Reinforcement Really Work? Can we “pay” children to help them develop?
Operant Conditioning indicates that we can reinforce children into doing whatever we want them to do and be.  Does conditioning really help shape children into good habits, responsible children (and later adults) or does free will have more impact than is indicated?

Chapter 3 – Should We Believe What We are Told By Research?
There is a lot of items promoted as ‘based in research’ and it outlines what should be done to raise children the best way.  This is an outline of how to tell what is believable and how to identify cautionary items that can be mere propaganda, ideas of the day (the magic cure elixir), etc.

Continue doing each chapter in the Table of Contents

(Below is a brief breakdown of chapter 1)

Chapter 1 – Early Child Care Impacts Development
The type and style of child care can affect both the immediate and long term development of children.

o Write the description here in your own words

o Example:
 From the beginning of psychology Freud and others have noted that the way we are raised can determine our actions as children, teens, and adults.  There is a wealth of information that assert that helicopter or over involved parents are damaging to children.  Others describe how uninvolved parents can do damage to their children.  Psychologically and physically there are examples that  demonstrate how over and under involved parents can affect their children.  This aims to outline how various levels and types of parental involvement can affect children both immediately and later in life.

o Include sub-headings
 Freudian notions of parent involvement and their affects on children and in the future
 Adlerian notions of parental involvement and their affects on children and in the future
 Care and physical attachment necessary for infant thriving or decline
 Behavioral psychology’s ideas on how reinforcement and conditioning affect children
 Systemic theories effect on how children develop and the types of relationships their most likely to have (with friends, family, and in the future).
 Applied items – where you can see these things in daily life with children

• You can see that infants really do go through an oral stage – almost everything is put in their mouth.  Is this dangerous or helpful?  Some say that physically putting things in the mouth helps awaken the senses and nervous systems while at the very least helping infants build their immune systems to the things we are around almost daily.

o Include supporting items
 Expound on these items in your own words and cite them
Criticism/Opposing Views

o Write the opposing views/criticisms here in your own words

o Include sub-headings
 Contrary views of the above sub headings

o Include supporting items
 Expound on these items in your own words and cite them
Any concluding thoughts on this topic.

An Overall Conclusion of the paper after all chapters have been done, wrapping it up.


Be sure to cover all the basics required in the explanation.  Basically grading is based on :

at least 15 pages double space concept journal with sub headings and conclusion in each section and at the end.
It must be original to this class
Times New Roman font, no larger than font size 12.
include all references posted in the research discussion board
use APA format for citing references
This is a sample reference:

Lightbody, T. K., & Williamson, D. L. (2017). The timing and intensity of maternal employment in early childhood: Implications for canadian children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(5), 1409-1421. doi:

submit on time – late work, 10% penalty daily until it closes for late work.

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