select, from the larger body of child and family development literature, two peer reviewed research journal articles per substance area and review, summarize, and critique them in one paper per area. The critiques should describe the research method and results, as well as implications for future research. Each article review should be between 1 and 1½ pages – double-spaced, equating to 2-3 per substance area. The format for this assignment should be:
Substance Area Name
Research article 1 (include the title of the article
Critique of 1-1.5 pages
Rsearch article 2 (include the title of the article)
Critique of 1-1.5 pages
Use this format for each of your Substance Areas.
These must be submitted in the order listed below. Do NOT submit these as separate files. All five content areas are to be submitted as one file.
Be sure to review the rubric provided for you in the assignment area to make certain that you are covering all the requirements.
Assignment 3, due in Week 4:
Substance Areas 1-5 reviews must be completed :
NCFR SUBSTANCE AREAS
FAMILIES IN SOCIETY
e.g., Structures & Functions; Cultural Variations; Dating, Courtship, Marital Choice; Kinship; Cross-Cultural and Minority Families; Changing Gender Roles; Demographic Trends;
Historical Issues; Work-Family Relationships; Societal Relations
2. INTERNAL DYNAMICS OF FAMILIES
e.g., Internal Social Processes; Communication; Conflict Management; Normal Family Stresses; Family Crises; Special Needs in Families.
3. HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT OVER THE LIFESPAN
e.g., Prenatal; Infancy; Early and Middle Childhood; Adolescence; Adulthood; Aging.
4. HUMAN SEXUALITY
e.g., Reproductive Physiology; Biological Determinants; Aspects of Sexual Involvement; Sexual Behaviors; Sexual Values and Decision-Making; Family Planning;
Sexual Response; Sexual Dysfunction; Influence on Relationships
5. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
e.g., Self and Others; Communication Skills; Intimacy, Love, Romance; Relating to Others.
All five content areas are included, with two peer-reviewed academic journal articles each.
Articles are clearly appropriate for the content area.
Each article is succinctly and carefully reviewed. The student defines the study, how it was accomplished, and further research implications. The analysis is thoughtful, thorough, and shows critical thinking.
No more than two errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
APA formatting and citation style is followed.