Choose two articles from the library articles listed in the Resources under the Required Resources heading, and review the research studies detailed in the articles. You will use these articles as the foundation for this assessment.
Explain how research on lifespan development is conducted. Be sure your completed assessment includes the following:
- Identify the research design used in the articles you selected (for example: descriptive, correlational, experimental, cross sectional, longitudinal, et cetera) and briefly explain the purpose of the research. What question is being explored by the research?
- Explain how the research methods (observation, survey and interview, standardized test, case study, physiological measures, et cetera) were used in the research designs.
- Summarize the outcomes of the research.
- Explain the strengths and limitations of each of the methods used in the articles you selected.
- What factors (both internal and external) that may have influenced the outcome of the research did the authors address at the end of the studies? Identify other factors that can influence the results of a research study.
List of possible articles:
- Colonnesi, C., Napoleone, E., & Bögels, S. M. (2014). Positive and negative expressions of shyness in toddlers: Are they related to anxiety in the same way? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106(4), 624–637.
- van Lissa, C. J., Hawk, S. T., de Wied, M., Koot, H. M., van Lier, P., & Meeus, W. (2014). The longitudinal interplay of affective and cognitive empathy within and between adolescents and mothers. Developmental Psychology, 50(4), 1219–1225.
- Lesack, R., Bearss, K., Celano, M., & Sharp, W. G. (2014). Parent–child interaction therapy and autism spectrum disorder: Adaptations with a child with severe developmental delays. Clinical Practice In Pediatric Psychology, 2(1), 68–82.
- Larsen, C. H., Alfermann, D., Henriksen, K., & Christensen, M. K. (2013). Successful talent development in soccer: The characteristics of the environment. Sport, Exercise, And Performance Psychology, 2(3), 190–206.
- Wu, C., & Hillman, C. H. (2013). Aerobic fitness and the attentional blink in preadolescent children. Neuropsychology, 27(6), 642–653.
- Toplak, M. E., West, R. F., & Stanovich, K. E. (2014). Rational thinking and cognitive sophistication: Development, cognitive abilities, and thinking dispositions. Developmental Psychology, 50(4), 1037–1048.
Thomas, M. K., Ge, X., & Greene, B. A. (2011).
Fostering 21st century skill development by engaging students in authentic game design projects in a high school computer programming class.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, 44(4), 391–408.