Example and Hints
DevPsych3k — "A Day in the Life ..."
NOTE: This assignment is not specific to any particular
chapter in Berger's text. It is relevant to information throughout
the first unit.
A Day in the Life of a TCC Psychologist
Monday January 18, 1999
8:00 Arrived at the office, made pot of coffee, checked voice
mail, called two colleagues to set up a meeting, checked snailmail.
Discovered that I may have already won the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes,
ordered new Ferrari.
8:30 Checked email. Read 143 messages from TIPS, responded
to 48 of them.
10:00 Taught Intro class.
11:00 Began creating new page for DevPsych3K.
12:00 Lunch at Ike's Chili with friends to celebrate good news about
sweepstakes. Picked up tab.
1:30 Made fresh pot of coffee, returned to work on page.
3:00 Completed DevPsych3K page. Discovered cure for ADHD.
3:15 Sent email to DevPsych3K students, notifying them that the
new page was in place.
4:00 Surfing web, looking for interesting new dev psych sites.
5:00 Turned off coffee pot, computer and lights. Headed
home to rest.
The purpose of this assignment is to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate
your knowledge of what developmental psychologists actually do and to stimulate
you to think about what your typical workday might be like if you decided
to enter this particular specialty area in the field of psychology.
Base your description on what the APA Division
7 and Division
20 sites and Berger have to say about the work of developmental psychologists
and on whatever you know about that field from whatever source. Perhaps
you know someone who actually works in the field, who can tell you about
their work. Wherever you get your information from, be sure to cite
the source. If you are using information from your textbook to complete
this assignment, a citation for the textbook is appropriate and required.
See MegaPsych Article Writing
Psychology Reports for the proper format.
Be creative, but give as accurate a view as possible. Do not let
my use of facetious entries misguide you.