*PLEASE**** READ OVER THE ASSIGNMENT AND ONLY CITE FROM THE BOOK!!!
Berk, L. E. (2014). Exploring Lifespan Development (3rd ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-134-41266-5
For this module you are to complete the following assignment based on your reading of chapters 13-14.
1. What student and college-environment characteristics contribute to favorable psychological changes during the college years? Be sure to consider characteristics of the students as well as characteristics of the college, based on the text discussion.
2. Do you have a nonromantic, close other-sex friendship? If so, how has it enhanced your emotional and social development (based on what you learned from the text)?
. rticles selected for these discussion exercises are intended to be provocative by raising controversial issues. Their being utilized here should not be interpreted as being an implicit endorsement or rejection of the positions expressed. They are chosen based on their ability to evoke a critical response.
With that in mind, please read the article provided in the above link and post a brief critical analysis of the article’s content and context as well as your own personal conclusion(s). This post should be 1-2 paragraphs. Focus on evaluating the support provided for the claim(s) and consider how your biases and assumptions toward this issue might be affecting your analysis. Also consider questions such as, “Why is this information being conveyed?”, “Why do others care so much about the answer?”, and “How do I decide what the ‘true’ answer is?. Provide suggestions for interpretation and response.