throughout this course, you may have gravitated to certain stages of development and certain research topics. Perhaps you found cognitive development during early childhood particularly appealing.
Perhaps you are interested in the process of identity development during adolescence and the influence of culture. Maybe you want to learn more about how older adults cope with Alzheimer’s disease. There are endless questions and endless opportunities to affect change, improve human development, and positively impact the overall quality of life.
Take your curiosities and interests a step further and generate some ideas for positive social change in those areas. Do not limit yourself to what your current resources or capacities are; if you had ample resources at your disposal, what would you want to do to affect positive social change?
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the Walden University Social Change website and explore the possibilities for positive social change.
- Think about a research topic that involves lifespan development and how it could contribute to positive social change.
By Day 4
Post about a description of a research topic that involves lifespan development and explains how it could contribute to positive social change. Then, explain the actions you could take to bring about social change for that research topic possibility. Be specific.
By Day 6
Respond to at least one of your colleagues’ posts and provide at least one additional way the research topic can promote positive social change.
Support your Discussion with specific resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting and answer any questions. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of your colleagues’ comments.
Submission and Grading Information
To access your rubric:
Week 11 Discussion 2 Rubric
Post by Day 4 and Respond by Day 6
To participate in this Discussion:
Week 11 Discussion 2.