This week, you begin to investigate the “nature and nurture” topic and examine other concepts that frame lifespan development. You learn how these concepts form the basis of many lines of research in lifespan development. You also explore how and why the populations typically studied in developmental research are considered vulnerable and require particular ethical protections.

Choose a population from the following:

  • Children
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Geriatric individuals
  • Individuals with cognitive disabilities
  • Adolescents

Analyze the role of ethics in developmental psychology research related to vulnerable populations

Analyze developmental concepts as applied to the life of an individual

Based on the population you selected, post an explanation of the role of ethics in developmental psychology research with attention to the characteristics of this vulnerable population. Be specific in your post and use the Learning Resources to support your post. Use proper APA format and citations to support your explanation.