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Prenatal Development Article Exploration Instructions

 

The purpose of this assignment is to increase your knowledge of prenatal development and to help you learn to use scholarly research effectively. You will: 1) locate and download a scholarly article from the online library; 2) explore the content, identifying pertinent information; and 3) write a clear and concise description of your experience. In addition, you will also gain experience in using a new software program (Adobe Reader).

 

 

 

Assignment Instructions:

 

 

 

1.      Select 1 article from the list provided below (page 2 of this document).

 

 

 

2.      Download a PDF copy of the article

 

If you do not have the free Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer, please download it from herehttps://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/. I

 

 

 

3.      Read the article, identifying the following information by highlighting the text and labeling it with a comment bubble (see the sample article provided in the Assignment Instructions folder).

 

a.          Journal information (name, date, volume/issue, page range).

 

b.         Title

 

c.          Author name

 

d.         Author credentials

 

e.          Purpose

 

f.           Hypothesis

 

g.         Significant terms and definitions

 

h.         Characteristics of the subjects and method of selection

 

i.           Methodology: how was the study conducted?

 

j.           Results

 

k.         Conclusion: was the hypothesis supported?

 

l.           Limitation(s) of the study

 

m.       Strength(s) of the study

 

n.         Recommendations (in a comment bubble at the end of the article indicate how this data might be used in future research; one sentence is sufficient, but be substantive.)

 

o.         References

 

 

 

4.      Write a brief reaction to this exercise.

 

In 250–400 words, describe what you learned about prenatal development, and what you learned about the scientific study of developmental psychology. Conclude by answering this question: what skills or abilities will help you improve your skills in using scholarly resources?

 

 

5.      Submit your work.

 

a.       Upload the PDF of your chosen article with comments and highlighting noted above.

 

b.      Upload your reaction paragraph by attaching a separate MS Word document.

 

 

 

Choose one of the following articles:

 

 

 

Bosquet Enlow, M., Devick, K. L., Brunst, K. J., Lipton, L. R., Coull, B. A., & Wright, R. J. (2017). Maternal lifetime trauma exposure, prenatal cortisol, and infant negative affectivity. Infancy, doi:10.1111/infa.12176

 

 

 

Chang, H., Yu, C., Chen, S., & Chen, C. (2015). The effects of music listening on psychosocial stress and maternal-fetal attachment during pregnancy. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 23(4), 509-515. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.liberty.edu/10.1016/j.ctim.2015.05.002

 

 

 

Hepper, P. G., Wells, D. L., Dornan, J. C., & Lynch, C. (2013). Long‐term flavor recognition in humans with prenatal garlic experience. Developmental Psychobiology, 55(5), 568-574. doi:10.1002/dev.21059

 

 

 

Hollams, E. M., de Klerk, N.,H., Holt, P. G., & Sly, P. D. (2014). Persistent effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy on lung function and asthma in adolescents. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 189(4), 401-7. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1501308032?accountid=12085

 

 

 

Keiver, K., Bertram, C. P., Orr, A. P., & Clarren, S. (2015). Salivary cortisol levels are elevated in the afternoon and at bedtime in children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol, 49(1), 79-87. http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.liberty.edu/10.1016/j.alcohol.2014.11.004

 

 

 

Krisjanous, J., Richard, J. E. and Gazley, A. (2014), The perfect little bump: Does the media portrayal of pregnant celebrities influence prenatal attachment? Psychology & Marketing, 31(9), 758–773. doi:10.1002/mar.20732

 

 

 

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