Journal Entry 1 – Are Genes to Blame?

Read the article entitled “Are Genes to Blame” by noted scientist Steven Pinker (a link to the article can be found below and on course website). For the journal entry, state the main premise of the article (1 sentence) followed by your own view of the influence of genes versus environment on basic human traits and behaviors (1 paragraph). Be sure to provide a rationale for your view. DUE Jan 18 at the start of class.

LINK TO ARTICLE – https://hd101.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/time-magazine-are-your-genes-to-blame-s-pinker.pdf

Twitter EC

Extra credit is available to students who tweet (or email me) links to web-articles on human development topics. However, remember the links must be to article in the ongoing news cycle (i.e., no static pages like parenting.com or wikipedia like this LINK) and those articles must feature reports of scientific findings (i.e., no opinions, blogs, or definitions of topics like this LINK and no human interest stories that do not feature new science like this LINK).

See the class twitter account for examples: https://twitter.com/Scofield_HD101 that qualify for EC.

Students can earn 1 point for each link that qualifies up to a total of 5 points. To earn points just email me the link or tweet a link from your twitter account and the class twitter handle: Scofield_HD101. Last day to submit links is Apr 28, 2017.

NOTE: BE SURE TO INCLUDE A 1-SENTENCE STATEMENT OF HOW THE ARTICLE RELATES TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.

Berger Textbook

The required textbook for this course is Invitation to the Lifespan by Berger, 3rd Edition. You can find the book at the UA Supply Store on campus. Also, the UA Supply Store sells copies of the lecture notes (i.e., HD 101-007 – Scofield).

Berger 3rd Edition

The book comes with complimentary access to a companion website, view it here: http://www.macmillanhighered.com/launchpad/bergerinvitels3e/3703766. The access code is available when you purchase the book (e-version or hard copy) from the Supe Store. Call 1-800-936-6899 for tech support if you have trouble/questions.