PSY 605 Week 4 Discussion 1

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read the Gatto and Tak (2008), Gentzler, et. al. (2011), Kirkorian, et. al. (2008), Marston, et. al. (2013), Napier (2014), Thomée, et. al. (2011), and the Impact of media use on children and youth required articles for the week.

In this discussion, you will describe the positive and negative influences of technology on human development within two periods across the lifespan. Choose two developmental periods of interest from the list below. •Infancy and toddlerhood (0-3 years)

•Childhood (3-13 years)

•Adolescence (13-18 years)

•Young Adulthood (18-40 years)

•Middle-Late Adulthood (40+ years)

For your initial post, evaluate the unique scholarly perspectives presented in the required articles on your chosen developmental periods and describe the way(s) in which technology has either positively or negatively influenced physical, cognitive, and/or psychosocial development within the two developmental periods. Support your perspective(s) with references from the required peer-reviewed resources. Choose a theme of education, gender, socioeconomic status, culture, or family/parenting within your chosen developmental periods. Research at least one peer-reviewed article which demonstrates how your chosen theme may mediate the effect(s) of technology within your chosen developmental periods. Apply the developmental research from the articles to describe your theme of development within each of your two chosen periods.
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