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CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: EARLY CHILDHOOD
As you have been reading, there are multiple aspects of development in the early years, including cognitive, emotional, social, and the development of a sense of self. What are the risk factors in a baby’s life that impede healthy emotional development? How do different parenting styles affect a child’s development of a sense of self? For this assignment, you will analyze a case study that deals with the early childhood stage of development, applying course concepts you have learned.
If you haven’t done so, choose one of the following case studies from your Broderick and Blewitt text. Each case study includes a set of questions that can guide your analysis of the pertinent issues for the particular case.
Angela and Adam, page 169.
Dawn, page 205.
If you didn’t finish your research last week, use the Capella University Library to find peer-reviewed articles. If you are unfamiliar with the library, the “Finding Articles” section of the Master’s in Psychology Research Guide is a great place to start your search. You must include at least five properly cited resources.
Refer to the Week 4 Assignment Example [PDF] for an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like.
The case study analysis should be a maximum of six pages in length, including the introduction and conclusion, each of which should be approximately one half-page in length. The body of the paper should not exceed five pages.
Organize your assignment as follows, including headings for each section:
Introduction: Include an overview of the contents, with a brief summary and background information on the case study.
Case Study Analysis:
Presenting Challenge: Explain the presenting challenge or challenges and primary issue or issues.
Lifespan Theory: Analyze lifespan development theories to determine the most appropriate theory or theories to apply to the case study.
Intervention Process: Apply the appropriate lifespan development theory to support an identified intervention process.
Individual and Cultural Differences: Describe the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.
Conclusion: A conclusion that summarizes the case study context, challenges, and interventions.
References: Cite a minimum of five current peer-reviewed articles, as well as your course text, to support your assertions.
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting. Refer to Evidence and APA as needed.
Number of references: Your paper should include at least five properly cited peer-reviewed articles in addition to your course text.
Length: 5–6 double-spaced pages of content in addition to the title page and reference page.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 points.
Refer to the scoring guide to ensure you meet the grading criteria for this assignment.