Culture And Human Development


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Executive Summary of Talking Points

Consider the following:

  • Imagine you are asked to join a panel as an expert cultural psychology consultant to debate an international, credible news story or current event regarding children and/or adults. You are asked to develop a series of talking points for your panel discussion.
  • Identify an international, credible news story or current event regarding children and/or adults for debate (e.g., child labor, immigration, migration, refugees, or international scores on standardized tests). Review and analyze the event/news story, applying the lens of culture and psychology.

Assignment (5–6 pages not including title page or reference page):

As a consultant, you are a busy professional, so your summary will include 5–6 pages of your talking points. However, you will need to present your talking points in paragraph form, following proper APA Style and format. Include the following:

Introduction (1 page)

  • A brief introduction of culture and components of culture
    • Define culture, and describe some forms/aspects of various sample cultures
    • Explain how your definition of culture applies to your news story or current event

News Story/Current Event (1–2 page)

  • Describe the international, credible news story or current event regarding children and/or adults up for debate (e.g., child labor, immigration, migration, refugees, international scores on standardized tests)

Lifespan Development (1 page)

  • Explain the cultural implications on human development based on the event related to children and/or adults

Specific recommendations (2 pages)

  • Analyze the news story, and explain what you have learned about culture and psychology as it relates to addressing the situation
  • Offer two to four specific recommendations based on culture and psychology to respond to the issues raised in the news story or event


  • At least four different scholarly resources including peer-reviewed articles and book chapters
    Note: Two of your sources may be credible Web resources.
Support your Assignment by citing all resources in APA Style, including those in the Learning Resources.
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