Reaction Paper Assignments: Two Reaction Paper Assignment will be due this course. A “Reaction Paper” is a one page

Reaction Paper Assignments: Two Reaction Paper Assignment will be due this course. A “Reaction Paper” is a one page typewritten or handwritten assignment that documents an event that was captured by the newspaper, radio or television media about a topic related to Life-Span Development. The subject that is presented in the media should match closely a topic (Children, adolescents, pregnancy, learning, poverty etc…) that was either discussed in class or a subject of the weekly reading assignment. The reaction paper should serve as a vehicle to integrate the academic material with real world situations that involve the world of psychology.

The following is required to receive full credit for the assignment:

o Identify the source of the information

o Describe the nature of the news piece

o Why was it selected?

o Briefly integrate the material with what you have studied

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