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.
3:30  Nap.
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.

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

Nichols, J. W. (2002, February 10). Example and Hints for DevPsych3K -- Day in the Life.  Retrieved February 20, 2002 from the World Wide Web: http://www.tulsa.oklahoma.net/~jnichols/DevE&H_.html