electronic media influence part 1 and 2

Assignment: Electronic Media Influence – Part 1

Look at any timeline showing the history of electronic media and consider which forms of media have been around longer than others. While some form of electronic media, and even digital media, has been in existence for longer than many people think, the speed at which electronic media have developed in the past 20 or 25 years has been remarkable. Can human development keep up with digital media development?

This Assignment consists of a 3- to 4-page paper APA composed of Parts 1 and 2. For this week, you will complete Part 1. For this Part 1, you will research and find a scholarly article that examines an electronic medium of your choosing. You will then develop a visual timeline of its development. As you analyze this electronic medium, you will further examine its impact on human behavior and development.

To Prepare for this Assignment:

  • Select one of the following forms of electronic media:
    • Telephone
    • Radio
    • Television
    • Internet
    • Social media
  • Search the Internet and the Walden library for an article related to the development of the electronic media you selected
  • Review the Timeline Template found in this week’s Learning Resources
  • Consider how the availability of this medium affected human behavior and development

For this Part 1 of your Assignment:

Use the Timeline template from this week’s Learning Resources to develop a timeline of the electronic media you selected by recording 5–10 key milestones of the electronic media’s development. Use the timeline to write a 1- to 2-page paper APA in which you:

  • Explain the historical relevance of the electronic media you selected in relation to human behavior and development
  • Analyze and explain how electronic media’s development and evolution have impacted you personally
  • Analyze and explain how electronic media’s development and evolution might impact you as a developmental psychology professional

Include at least one scholarly citation for this Part 1 of your paper. Use proper APA format and citations.

Assignment: Electronic Media Influence – Part 2

In Part 1, you selected an electronic medium and developed a visual timeline of its historical development as you examined the medium’s impact on human behavior and development.

In Part 2 of this Assignment, you apply theories or hypotheses (displacement, cultivation effects, modeling, and desensitization) about which you read this week to your selected electronic medium. You will further explore which theories or hypotheses best explain the aspects of human development you discussed in Part 1 of this Assignment.

To Prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the theory articles found in this week’s Learning Resources and consider the impact of digital technologies on human development
  • Search the Internet and the Walden Library to find at least two articles related to your selected electronic media’s development in Week 1
  • Reflect on the Visual Timeline and the paper you developed in Week 1

For this Part 2 of your Assignment:

Write an additional 1 to 2 pages APA to the paper you began in Week 1. Based on the information you assembled for your paper in Week 1:

  • Explain which media theories or hypotheses (displacement, cultivation effects, modeling, desensitization) you believe most directly impact the behaviors and human development you identified in Week 1 and why.
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