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PSYC 205: Child Development, ZAMAN: Assignment

PSYC 205

Child Development - Spring 2012

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Assignment Details to Remember

  • Papers are required to have at least three different references from academic sources (peer-reviewed journals or educational books). Your text book may NOT be used as an academic source.

  • Papers need to be focused on ONE particular topic during the developmental period of your choice.

    Example: How smoking during pregnancy affects the development of the fetus during the prenatal period
  • Write your paper in APA style.


Peer-Reviewed Journal

  • Journals that have all their articles carefully and sytematcially reviewed by subject experts to ensure that only the highest quality research is being published. 

  • The University of Arizona and the University of Texas at San Antonio have good guides on characteristics that distinguish a scholarly journal from a non-scholarly (or popular) journal.

  • Synonyms: scholarly journal, refereed journal, academic journal.    


Scholarly Chapter/Book 

  • Scholarly books are those published by university-based presses or presses which adhere to high-quality academic standards for the books they publish. 

  • Examples include university presses such as Cambridge University Press, Stanford University Press, Nebraska University Press, etc.).

  • Examples of commercial scholarly presses include Sage, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis, Kluwer, the American Psychological Association, and many more.  If you're not sure if a publisher is scholarly, ask a librarian. 


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