Journal 3

See attachments.

Acceptable Length

•500-800 words typed NOT including the typed list of characteristics

Formatting Requirements

•Put your name, course and section number, and assignment title at the top of the document.

•Use one-inch margins.

•Use a 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font.

•Use double line spacing in the document.

•Write in complete sentences and in paragraph form.

PSY-241

Progressive Journal 3: Middle Childhood

 

Part 1: Dice Roll

Before completing the written portion of the journal assignment, you must complete the dice roll. During the dice roll, you will identify specific characteristics of your “person”.

Instructions:

Roll one die one time for each set of characteristics listed below. Your “person” will have the characteristics for the corresponding numbers listed.

Characteristics:

1. Have any additional siblings have been born since the original roll?

a. 1, 3, 5 = NO

b. 2, 4, 6 = YES (if YES, you get to determine how many siblings were born)

2. Has the parents’ marital status changed since the original roll?

a. 1, 3, 5, 6 = NO

b. 2, 4 = YES (if YES, you get to determine how the parents’ marital status has changed

3. How well did your person do academically in elementary/middle school?

a. 1 = exceptionally well, far above peers in classroom performance, placed in gifted program

b. 2 = Very well, all A’s and B’s, conscientious student

c. 3 or 4 = Average, mostly C’s

d. 5 = Somewhat below average, some C’s, some D’s, could have done better but had little motivation

e. 6 = Far below average, was held back for one or more years

4. How well did your person get along with peers in elementary/middle school?

a. 1 = quite popular

b. 2 or 3 = had several good friends, well-accepted

c. 4 or 5 = had a couple of friends, but not very social

d. 6 = had a difficult time interacting with peers, was largely rejected

5. Did your person have behavioral/discipline problems?

a. 1 or 2 = no behavioral problems

b. 3, 4, or 5 = A couple of minor problems, but nothing major

c. 6 = Significant behavior problems, suspended once or more

6. Physically, how did the individual compare to growth/sexual maturity norms?

a. 1 = Extremely early maturing, well before same-aged peers

b. 2 = Somewhat early maturing, ahead of most, but not all same-aged peers

c. 3, 4, or 5 = Normal maturation, typical of same aged peers

d. 6 = late maturing, well behind some same aged peers