Instructions: Using materials from your textbook and the online journal databases / library content, select one of the following topics and submit a thoughtful paper using at least one formal journal article to support your statements (not a magazine, popular culture magazine, or website). You should connect the topic to the course materials including relevant theories and themes, and support your arguments with your research from the library. Please pick only ONE topic to submit.
A young woman, pregnant for the first time, believes that a few cigarettes and a glass of wine a day won't be harmful. Provide research-based reasons for not smoking or drinking. Cite current studies that show pros and cons of this behavior including in-utero development and beyond.
Imagine that you must counsel a couple considering in vitro fertilization using donor ova to overcome infertility. Discuss the various medical and ethical risks would you need to include, and use case study research to show various outcomes.
Using research on early intervention for low-income children and sensitive periods in language development, discuss why it is important to identify and intervene with young children who experience early language delays and poor emergent literacy skills.
Your senator has heard that IQ gains resulting from Head Start do not last, so he plans to vote against additional funding. Research the foundations and benefits of Head Start programs, and include additional / relevant programs geared toward individuals in this same population.
Research the foundation and controversies with intelligence tests, and standardized testing as a whole. Discuss the implications for different cultural and socio-economic groups.
Research educational methods on sex and sexuality in other countries. Then compare and contrast to methods in the US. Using Figure 11.4, consider; Do these educational methods have an impact on the rates of teen pregnancy? What can be done to change this? What influences our attitudes related to sexuality.
Research the end of life decisions and differences between the United States and at least two other developed countries. Who should make decisions related to end of life, including stopping treatment when a patient is near death or has no hope of recovery? What about when the patient's wishes are unclear? Defend your position with facts (not beliefs). Further, discuss assisted suicide. Is assisted suicide ever ethically justifiable? If so, under what conditions? What areas allow assisted suicide, and under what conditions?
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
1. The answer should be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
2. The response also include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
3. Also Include a reference page. The Citations and references should follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.