Prior to beginning this activity, read Chapter 5: Cognitive Development, Chapter 6: Language, and Chapter 7: Intelligence in the course textbook. In addition read the following required articles:
A Novel Theoretical Life Course Framework for Triggering Cognitive Development Across the Lifespan (Links to an external site.)
Cognitive Development in Children with Chronic Protein Energy Malnutrition
Effect of Breastfeeding Duration on Cognitive Development in Infants: 3-Year Follow-Up Study (Links to an external site.)
And view the following videos:
Genetics and Intelligence Robert Plomin (Links to an external site.)
The Teenage Brain: A World of Their Own
Kids and Language
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In this journal,
Reflect on the factors (cognitive development, language development, and intelligence), that you have learned about this week.
Identify what you believe to be the most important variables that are associated with each of the following areas:
infant intelligence development
cognitive development in adolescence
Evaluate your personal or vicarious experiences and/or weekly sources, utilizing citations, to support your beliefs about why, what you included, is of such importance.
Your journal this week should be 400 to 500 words and have an introduction and a conclusion as described in the Ashford University Writing Center’s resource, Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.). You should exhibit obvious attention to critical thought and understanding of the content, as demonstrated in Samantha Agoos’s TED-Ed Animation, 5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking (Links to an external site.). You should include citations as needed to support your ideas. As this is your personal reflection about the material this week, your journal should limit the use of quoted material. Proper grammar should be applied, for which you should consider using the Writing Center’s Grammarly (Links to an external site.) resource. At minimum, cite your text to support your assertions within your explanation, but you may also use additional scholarly sources. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. References should be listed following the reflection. You will have until 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 (Monday) to deliver this journal reflection.