Example and Hints

DevPsych3k Chapter 2, Assignment 1


I will not provide an actual specific example for the time being because the possibilities are endless, and I do not want to prejudice your effort.

But, for example:

More on T. C. Jones

1.  He died in a car crash caused by a drunk driver.
Nichols, J. W.  (2002, February 10)   Nichols' Secret Page of Biographical Facts.  Retrieved January 25, 2002 from the World Wide Web: http://www.biofacts.org/Jones.html

2.  He married a famous singer named ....
Li, X., and Crane, N.  (1998, August 18)  Bibliographic facts for use in Psych3K assignments.  Retrieved January 25, 2002 from the World Wide Web:  http://www.uvm.edu/~ncrane/estyles/

The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to see what others have to say about some of the famous psychologists that typically are discussed in developmental psychology, and to allow you to become an "expert" on one of them.

What I will expect to see is a list of ten biographic facts about the famous psychologist that Berger does not mention in Chapter 2.  These do not have to be earth-shaking revelations.  They can be birthdates, dates of death, titles of books written, where the person went to school, who they studied under, the names of parents, children and spouses, their hobbies and interests, major accomplishments, etc.  Just be sure that Berger did not also give that information.


Finding ten things that Berger did not disclose may be easier for some famous psychologists than for others, simply because you are dependent upon other people who decided what to put on their pages.

You may have to look at the pages devoted to more more than one psychologist before you find the necessary ten new things.

As a last resort, you can use more than one psychologist to get to the total of ten new facts.  For example, you can list five things about psychologist 1, two about psychologist 2, and three about psychologist 3.  However, I think this might involve more work than finding ten facts about one person.

Be sure to properly cite the source of each of the ten biographical facts.  If you do not, you will have committed plagiarism.  You can possibly save yourself a little duplication of effort by typing the citation once, then copy and paste as necessary in those cases where more than one fact, but not all ten, came from a single page.

In the event that all ten facts come from a single source, you only need to show the citation at the bottom of your list, as was shown on the Psychology on Meaningful Dates assignment:
Street, W. R. (1999, October 25).  Today in the History of Psychology.   Retrieved January 25, 2000 from the World Wide Web: http://www.cwu.edu/~warren/today.html

Failure to provide proper references will always lead to rejection of the assignment and, possibly, loss of credit.  Go back and review  Writing Psychology Reports and the E&H page for the "Psychology on Meaningful Dates" assignment if you are in doubt about what constitutes the proper format.

The proper APA-style reference for this page would be:

Nichols, J. W. (2002, February 10). Example and Hints for DevPsych3K -- Chapter 2, Assignment 1.  Retrieved February 20, 2002 from the World Wide Web: http://www.tulsa.oklahoma.net/~jnichols/DevE&H2.html