PSY 356 Week 8 Assignment: Cognitive Development throughout the Lifetime

Cognitive Development throughout a Lifetime


purpose of this paper is to understand how cognitive processes develop from childhood
through old age, and how children's/elderly individuals’ cognitive processes
differ from that of adults.


Choose an
area of cognition covered in this course (e.g., memory, language, cognitive
mapping, attention). Based on the area you selected, and utilizing at
least four scholarly sources, write an essay of 1,000-1,250
words outlining the differences between children, the elderly, and young adults
in the area you selected. Refer to the "Suggested Resources," but you
may use any scholarly sources you wish. Address the following questions:


  1. How do children differ from
    adults in the area?


  1. Are there differences based on
    age within each group?


  1. How do the elderly differ from
    young/middle adults in the area?


  1. What are some suggested ways to
    improve performance in this area in children and the elderly?


this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade
the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning
the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations
for successful completion of the assignment.


You are
required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the
Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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