What do young children think about the constancy, that is stability, of gender over time and situation. Interview young children (between 2-7) about their conception of the stability of gender. Use Kohlberg’s theory as a frame for your introduction and discussion.
Each essay should follow APA format and include the 4 basic parts of an experimental paper: Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion. THESE SECTIONS SHOULD BE LABELED!
INTRODUCTION: It should provide a short description of the psychological phenomena covered in class lecture or the text. For example, if you were doing a study on conservation your intro would involve a description on the preoperational stage and an in-depth examination of what a conservation task is as well as the expected results.
METHOD: This section should a brief explanation of the method you followed in investigating that phenomena. In each of the 3 studies I have provided you with a specific method to follow – DO NOT VARY FROM THIS METHOD. Describe 3 primary areas of information:
1. subject information – age, gender, race, and where you found the subjects
2. materials used
3. procedure – what EXACTALY did you do?
RESULTS: This section is an explanation of your results. Here you should include a table that summarizes your results and briefly discuss what you found.
DISCUSSION: This is a conclusion in which you discuss what you found as well as an application of the research or theory in your introduction to the observation described in your results. For example, if you hypothesized in your introduction that based on Piagetian theory five-year-olds cannot complete a conservation task, and in your study the five-year-olds indeed could not, then your results would support that. If you made no hypothesis about age effects & you got them, you would talk about why that could be.
• All papers must be approximately 4 pages, typed and double-spaced. Each paper must be on the specific topics described below but should be exemplified and interpreted by each individual student.