Effects of classical music on cognitive development

Effects of classical music on cognitive development

PSYCH 500 Week 2 Individual Assignment Field Research
<span itemprop=”name”>PSYCH 500 Week 2 Individual Assignment Field Research</span>
Consider the following:

Many products, diets, and services are marketed to parents as beneficial to infant or toddler development. In order to increase sales to parents and caretakers, some companies use marketing strategies that makeexaggerated, unfounded, or unrealistic claims about the effects of their product(s) on child development. Select one claim that you suspect to be exaggerated or false (your research may in fact show the claim has validity). Describe in detail what the advertised product, diet, or service is supposed to do. Some examples are:

Educational videos as related to language development

Effects of classical music on cognitive development

Benefits of diet on physical and cognitive development

Service promising to teach your 18-month-old how to read

Any other claim made by a manufacturer or service provider, aimed at enhancing infant or toddler development

Write a 1,000- to 1,250-word paper addressing the following:

What area or areas of development does the product, diet, or service claim to enhance?

Use the UoP library to investigate the claim. What does the published literature say about the issue or concern that you are investigating? What does the research reveal about how to promote healthy development in this area or areas? What does this reveal about the necessity and actual benefits of the product, diet, or service?

Is there any evidence to support the claim?

Imagine that a licensed psychologist in your state publically endorsed a product with no empirical evidence supporting its claims. It was later discovered that the psychologist was receiving a percentage of money from the sale of the product to parents. Is this a violation of the APA code of ethics? Explain. Be sure to cite the appropriate section or sections of the Code in your response.

The code of ethics can be located at the following link: http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx

Investigate the claim using your textbook and a minimum of four additional scholarly sources (such as peer reviewed journal articles).

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.