ChAD 70.

Term Paper
This assignment addresses:
GE Learning Outcome #1– Recognize the physiological, social/cultural, and psychological influence on their well-being.
GE Learning Outcome #4 – Recognize themselves as individuals undergoing a particular stage of human development, how their well being is affected by the university’s academic and social systems, and how they can facilitate their development within the university environment.
Guidelines
Overview. Current research suggests that, at least in developed nations, the period known as emerging adulthood is an important one for successful adaptation in adulthood. Thus, the goal of this paper is to examine human development during the period of emerging and/or young adulthood. That is, you will be exploring the issues commonly faced by 18- to 25-year-olds. (If you are older than age 25, you should write about your own stage of development – early, middle, or late adulthood). Be sure to pick a topic that is personally meaningful to you. You will be asked to examine peer-reviewed, scholarly research on development in this period in all four domains of human development:
[1]    Cognitive (e.g., thinking, learning, understanding, gaining knowledge, perceiving;
ideas; beliefs; attitudes; identity formation; etc)
[2]    Social (e.g., relationships with family, significant others, peers, classmates, professors, staff; interactions with others; group memberships and activities, cultural relationships, etc.)
[3]    Emotional (e.g., self-esteem, pride, shame, sympathy, empathy, mental health, stress, anxiety, joy, happiness, anger, hopelessness, etc.)
[4]    Physical (e.g., health (such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, STDs/HIV/AIDS), fitness, nutrition, physical activities, etc.)
In addition to reviewing the relevant research, you will also be asked to locate campus resources that will help your development in each domain (i.e., it will address, enhance, buffer, mediate, mitigate, or otherwise impact positively the issue you identified in your literature review in each developmental domain).
You will need 8 peer-reviewed scholarly research articles (2 per domain) and 8 campus resources (2 per domain). You are encouraged to use your textbook for background information in the introduction and/or conclusion. The paper should be prepared in correct APA format. The paper should be at least 1500 words (not counting title or references) and is worth 60 points.

Getting Started:
[A]    You should have at least 8 references published since 2005. The references should be from the library (scholarly) and the articles should contain empirical research. Credible web-sites (.edu, .org, .gov typically) can be used for background information You will need a separate reference page at the end of the research paper. The BEST place to find references is via PsychInfo (a database found in King Library). A great way to get started on the paper is to visit the LibGuide for Child and Adolescent Development. This libguide will help you find articles and give you practice with APA format: http://libguides.sjsu.edu/chad?hs=a.
[B]    You can find help for getting started or refining your paper by doing one or all of the following: View the online workshop about Writing Techniques (and other topics of your choice) in the Reading & Writing section of the Spartan Success Portal on the Peer Connections website; Consult the SJSU Writing Center, or the Everyday Writer online handbook recommended for all students.
[C]     Some writing tips: (1) Present relevant research which addresses the issues and questions you raised in your introduction, (2) Do not be afraid to mention important articles which present contradictory evidence. You can deal with the contradictions in your conclusion, (3) Keep your descriptions concise and to the point. (4) Avoid “jargon”  – and if you do have to use it, define it for your reader, and (5) if you use acronyms, write out the words first then use the acronym thereafter (e.g., Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)… from then on you can just use ADHD in the paper); (4) Do not use the phrase “The authors said…” or variations on that such as “The researchers….”. Instead, simply refer to the authors directly: “Hogan, Smith, and Mathur (2013) found that …” or “It has been shown that … (Hogan et al., 2013).
[D]    Both your full references and your in-text citations must be in correct American Psychological Association (APA) format. For help with APA, please see the “APA quick guide” as well as the link to the APA manual posted on Canvas. Ideas that are not your own, original thoughts or common facts (such as people have noses, adolescents go through puberty), must be cited and referenced, even if it is not a direct quote. For every in-text reference, there must be a complete reference at the end (and if you have a complete reference, you should refer to that source in-text). Never use the title of the article or journal, the authors’ first name or degree, or the authors’ institution in the text itself – just cite by authors’ last names and year of publication.

The paper format:
[A]    Introduction
You will start with an introduction that: (a) presents your general topic and the developmental stage you are focusing on, (b) presents background information about that stage of development (c) indicates why this is an important topic (not personal opinion, but driven by data/facts –reference one of your 8 articles and/or the textbook), and (d) provides a succinct, but comprehensive, overview of what the paper will do and cover

[B]    Body
The main body of your paper will focus on presenting the research findings relevant to your topic in all four domains. You will need a section for physical/physiological, one for emotional, one for social, and one for cognitive – the order is up to you. Include a discussion of the campus resources relevant to each domain when you discuss the domain itself. Use sentences to help connect or bridge the information between 1 section and the next as well as between 1 paragraph and the next w/in a section.
Articles:
For each article, present the hypotheses (or goals) and subjects of the study, and the most important or relevant results of the study (do not repeat the literature review (presented at the start of the article – read it, but do not begin citing until you reach the description of the hypotheses/goals and the subjects). For example:
“Hogan, Smith, and Mathur, (2014) were interested in the role of a fantasy disposition and openness to experience in emerging adults’ engagement in creative hobbies. Their sample consisted of ethnically and economically diverse college undergraduates. Results supported the concept, noted earlier, that fantasy and creativity are strongly associated (reference). Specifically, their results indicated that …..”.
Do not present a list of articles (First, X found this. Next, Y found that. Third, and last, Z found this). Instead integrate the articles – group by common or similar findings about the domain. Thus, you may find yourself citing an article in several different places in that domain section.
Avoid direct quotes – summarize everything in your own words. If you must quote, you need a reference plus page number in text (e.g., Hogan et al, 2013, p. 298) as well as a full reference at the end
Resources
Locate university resources that will help facilitate your on-going development as a student at SJSU. You will need to find two specific examples from each of the four domains of development. Please be sure to provide the following information for each resource: (a) name of the resource; (b) location; (c) purpose and function of the resource (1 sentence); (d) why the resource is related to the domain (1-2 sentences); and (e); how and why this resource would help college student development in that specific domain (1-2 sentences for each resource).
[D]    Conclusion
In your conclusion, briefly summarize the key research findings you reviewed. Demonstrate how the four domains interact to impact development and well-being at that stage of human development. Indicate how campus resources can be used to address the issues faced by college students in these four domains. Draw your own careful and well considered conclusions about your topic based on the evidence presented in the research articles you have cited in the body of the paper – and specifically focus on the implications of this topic for well-being at this stage of development and for intervention/prevention, and/or the transition into the next stage of development.
[E]    References
Provide a separate page with references for each article and web-site cited in the text. Be sure to provide the full reference for the textbook (if you use it) as well.
[F]    Submit the final version to Canvas by the date/time indicated on the syllabus.
Rubric
Student  _______________________________________________________________
Introduction (0-4 Points)
0 Points    1 Point    2-3 Points    4 Points    5 Points
No Introduction    Brief introduction and/or uses personal examples (e.g., I moved to the US as a child, so I want to read about it).    Introduction presents the topic in a brief sentence or two and either has some overview or some background information.    Introduction presents the topic and provides an overview of the paper (e.g., this paper will examine) and has some background information.     Introduction presents the topic and provides an overview of the paper that states specifically, but briefly, how the domain will be addressed. Provides adequate background information.
Quality of the Developmental Stage (0-10 Points)
0-1 point    2-3 points    4-5 points    6-8 points    9-10 points
Does not discuss the topic in the context of any specific developmental stage or period.    Vaguely discusses the topic in the context of a developmental period; does not link that developmental stage to the developmental domains. The developmental stage is not discussed in the context of research.      At a general level, discusses the topic in the context of a developmental stage. Attempts to link the developmental stage to some of the developmental domains. The developmental stage may not be fully reflected in the research cited.    Accurately and in detail discusses a specific developmental stage. Explains the links between the developmental stage and most of the developmental domains. The research cited describes subjects in these developmental stages.
.    Accurately discusses a specific developmental period. Clearly explains the links between the developmental stage and each developmental domain. The research describes subjects in this developmental stage. Uses the research to help the reader understand this developmental period.

Quality of the Developmental Domains – Cognitive (0-4 points)
0 points    1 point    2 points    3 points    4 points
Does not present the  domain OR the domain is not connected to the developmental stage OR the research does not fit in the domain. Does not use references.    Vaguely presents the domain, but only has one reference for the domain or the references do not fit in the domain. Does not link the domain to the developmental stage.      Generally presents the developmental domain. Vaguely or generally links the domain to the developmental stage. Has two references but they may not fit the domain or the developmental period is not fully reflected in the research cited.     Presents the domain, using research from two articles that fit into the domain and the developmental stage correctly. Integrates some findings together..
.    Accurately presents the domain, using research that fits into the domain and the developmental stage correctly. Effectively integrates the findings from the references.
Quality of the Developmental Domains – Social (0-4 points)
0 points    1 point    2 points    3 points    4 points
Does not present the  domain OR the domain is not connected to the developmental stage OR the research does not fit in the domain. Does not use references.    Vaguely presents the domain, but only has one reference for the domain or the references do not fit in the domain. Does not link the domain to the developmental stage.      Generally presents the developmental domain. Vaguely or generally links the domain to the developmental stage. Has two references but they may not fit the domain or the developmental period is not fully reflected in the research cited.     Presents the domain, using research from two articles that fit into the domain and the developmental stage correctly. Integrates some findings together..
.    Accurately presents the domain, using research that fits into the domain and the developmental stage correctly. Effectively integrates the findings from the references.
Quality of the Developmental Domains – Emotional (0-4 points)
0 points    1 point    2 points    3 points    4 points
Does not present the  domain OR the domain is not connected to the developmental stage OR the research does not fit in the domain. Does not use references.    Vaguely presents the domain, but only has one reference for the domain or the references do not fit in the domain. Does not link the domain to the developmental stage.      Generally presents the developmental domain. Vaguely or generally links the domain to the developmental stage. Has two references but they may not fit the domain or the developmental period is not fully reflected in the research cited.     Presents the domain, using research from two articles that fit into the domain and the developmental stage correctly. Integrates some findings together.
.    Accurately presents the domain, using research that fits into the domain and the developmental stage correctly. Effectively integrates the findings from the references.

Quality of the Developmental Domains – Physiological (0-4 points)
0 points    1 point    2 points    3 points    4 points
Does not present the  domain OR the domain is not connected to the developmental stage OR the research does not fit in the domain. Does not use references.    Vaguely presents the domain, but only has one reference for the domain or the references do not fit in the domain. Does not link the domain to the developmental stage.      Generally presents the developmental domain. Vaguely or generally links the domain to the developmental stage. Has two references but they may not fit the domain or the developmental period is not fully reflected in the research cited.     Presents the domain, using research from two articles that fit into the domain and the developmental stage correctly. Integrates some findings together..
.    Accurately presents the domain, using research that fits into the domain and the developmental stage correctly. Effectively integrates the findings from the references.
Quality of the Research (0-6 Points)
0-1 point    2 points    3-4 points    5 points    6 points
Only uses personal opinion, non-scholarly sources and/or web-pages.    Only uses the textbook or may rely on books and literature reviews.     Uses research articles, but only discusses the results and/or they are outdated (more than 10 years old); may use a lot of direct quotes or ‘cited from’ formats or cites from the literature review of the article. Lists the findings without integration.  May not have the required number of references    Accurately presents current research findings and includes the goals of the study (1-2 sentences) and the subjects (age, gender, ethnicity, etc.). Attempts to integrate the results and uses more than one study to support the discussion of each domain and the developmental stages.     Accurately presents current research findings and includes the goals of the study (1-2 sentences) and the subjects (age, gender, ethnicity, etc.). Clearly integrates the results and uses more than one study to support the discussion of each domain and the developmental stage. Thoroughly explains the results of the research studies.
Campus Resources (0-4 Points)
0 Points    1 Point    2 Points    3 Points    4 Points
Does not have 8 campus resources and does not have campus resources for all four domains     Does not have 8 campus resources OR does not have campus resources for all four domains    Has 8 campus resources but the resources are not fully described; may not have two resources for each domain.    Has 8 campus resources and 2 for each domain. Most of the resources are fully described    Has 8 campus resources, 2 for each domain and each resource is fully described.

Campus Resources for the Developmental Domains (0-4 Points):
0 Points    1 Point    2 Points    3 Points    4 Points
Resources are not relevant to the developmental domain    Only one resource is relevant to the domain but the relevance is not explained
Both resources are relevant to the domain but the relevance is only vaguely explained.
Both resources are relevant to the domain and the relevance is clearly explained
Both resources are highly relevant to the domain. Relevance of both resources is clearly explained and illustrated.
Campus Resources to Enhance Student Well-Being/Development (0-4 Points)
0 Points    1 Point    2-3 Points    4 Points    5 Points
No attempt to show how the resources enhance student well-being.     Vague and brief mention of how the resources enhance student well-being; may not do so in all domains.     Generally describes how the resources can enhance student well-being in most of the domains    Generally describes how all 8 resources can help them in their development in all four domains.    Describes, with relevant examples and independent thought, how each of the 8 resources can help their development as college students in each of the four domains.
Conclusion (0-5 Points)
0-1 Point    2 points    3 Points    4 Points    5 Points
There is no conclusion or the conclusions is just personal opinion or it is not relevant to the paper topic.    Provides only the briefest of overviews    There is an adequate overview of the paper; presents key issues and summarizes the important messages of the paper    Provides an adequate overview of the paper; presents key issues and summarizes the important messages of the paper. The conclusion offers good insights about the developmental period. Lists some implications intervention/prevention or transitions.    Provides a comprehensive overview of the paper; presents key issues and summarizes the important messages of the paper. The conclusion offers valuable and original insights about the developmental period. Effectively describes implications intervention/prevention or transitions

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