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Human Growth and Development I

Directions: Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double‐spaced pages for Parts A and B; and another (4) pages solely for Part C.

Respond to the items below.

Part A

Consider the lifespan development process and describe the following changes in the infant from content supported in your text.

1. Physical changes

2. Cognitive changes

3. Nutritional needs/changes

4. Sensory changes

Part B

Provide an explanation of the nature/nurture controversy as it pertains to each of the following.

1. Prenatal Development

2. Labor

3. Birth

4. Birth Complications

5. Development of the Competent Newborn

Part C

Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this part.

Compare and contrast the following populations with the use of meaningful examples for each stage of development.

1. Social and personality development of the infant and the psychosocial, social, and moral development of the preschool child.

2. The physical, intellectual development of the preschool child, the physical, intellectual/cognitive development of middle childhood, and the physical and cognitive development of the adolescent.

What are the similarities and differences? Please consider how they are developmentally similar and different.

CATEGORYExemplarySatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryUnacceptable

10 points7 points4 points0 points

The student provides a

strong introduction clearly

identifying the purpose of

the paper.

The student provides a clear

introduction.

The student does not

provide a strong, clear

introduction to the paper.

The student does not

provide an introduction.

45 points30 points15 points0 points

The student provides a

thorough description for

each objective with a

meaningful example of each.

The student provides a

description for almost all of

the objectives with

meaningful examples.

The student provides a

description of some of the

examples in a meaningful

way.

The student does not

describe any examples in

the paper.

20 points13 points6 points0 points

The student provides a

thoughtful and relevant

conclusion.

The student provides a

conclusion but the key

objectives were not linked

together well.

The conclusion lacks clarity

that demonstrates the

student’s understanding of

the paper.

The paper did not provide

a conclusion.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

Student does not make any

errors in grammar or spelling,

especially those that distract

the reader from the content.

Student makes 1-2 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes 3-4 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes more than

4 errors in grammar or

spelling that distract the

reader from the content.

15 points 12 points 8 points 5 points

The paper is written in

proper APA and

organizational format. All

sources used for quotes and

facts are credible and cited

correctly. Excellent

organization, including a

variety of thoughtful

transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 1-2

errors. All sources used for

quotes and facts are

credible, and most are cited

correctly. Adequate

organization includes a

variety of appropriate

transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 3-5

errors. Most sources used

for quotes and facts are

credible and cited correctly.

Essay is poorly organized,

but may include a few

effective transitions.

The paper is not written in

proper format. Many

sources used for quotes

and facts are less than

credible (suspect) and/or

are not cited correctly.

Essay is disorganized and

does not include effective

transitions.

Format – APA

Format, Citations,

Organization,

Transitions (15

Points)

Introduction (10

Points)

Mechanics (10

Points)

Clarity Included all

objectives (45

Points)

Conclusion (20

Points)

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