Psych 30 Jan 31/17 Jumping into Developmental Psych
For your first taste of Psych 30, I have a listening activity for you to complete. It is developed by Radio Lab, which you’ve all listened to in the past. This story may draw you in as it’s a compelling interview with a woman who went through some extreme challenges in the birth of her child.
1. While you listen, you will jot ideas, significant points, predictions and questions down in a shared Google Doc located at this link or from the QR Code. Once you’ve finished listening to the podcast, we will review your comments/reflections in a group discussion before moving on.
2. Listening Podcast: 23 Weeks 6 Days (Radiolab) You can also open the link to the website here.
3. After Listening: When you’ve finished the podcast, you can review the comments others have posted in the shared Google Doc. You might want to add comments to some questions or insights posted there, to start your conversation on the topic.
After listening and reviewing, though, at the bottom of the shared Google Doc, write a short paragraph explaining what stands out most to you about the listening activity, what topics you’re most anticipating discussing in this course, and what made you choose it. (name: short paragraph)
4. Next, you have an online research challenge: there’s an age old debate in Psychology and other sciences about the meaning and influences of Nature and Nurture on a child. Look it up – see what you can find out or understand about what the Nature part is and the Nurture pare. We’ll be discussing it in class, but it will be interesting to see first what you can find out and learn about it on your own.
I’m available for help through the Remind app. There is a new Psych 30 course to sign up for updates.