Prior to beginning this discussion, select a peer-reviewed, scholarly article from the Ashford University Library on a particular aspect of language acquisition studied from a psychological perspective.
- Part 1: As you were reading this week, what vocabulary was used that was unfamiliar to you or might be to your peers? Identify three to five words from this week’s content and research each word in the context of learning and cognition. Explain, in your own words, what each word means and how it is used in the context of learning and cognition.
- Part 2: Based on the week’s discourse and content, you will access the Ashford University Library and research one scholarly article pertaining to language acquisition published within the last ten years. Provide a summary explanation of the findings in the context of your article. What implications should scholars consider based on this information? Support your explanation utilizing your course sources and your researched article.
- Part 3: Consider the events from the past week of your life. How does the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively affect our behaviors, actions, and knowledge development? Describe one personal real-life example of an occurrence that indicates the possible consequences when language acquisition is not well-developed or when language development creates boundaries, such as educational or employment opportunities. As you share this information, consider and apply the professional standards found in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
Your initial post should be at least 500 words in length and should establish your understanding of the content, apply appropriate methods of ethical practices, and exhibit appropriate scaffolding of personal experience to the week’s content.