Student’s Name Professor’s Name Childcare Date Adolescence/Emerging Adulthood-Multitasking while learning Q1. It has become commonplace for students to engage in school work as well as court distraction from through various forms of technology such as texting using social media and other internet sources. The studies showed that media multitasking begins in students as early as 8 year olds and this habit has been researched over the last few decades. Students have become addicted to their devices and overestimate their ability to work on serious school work and at the same time engage these media devices. Their attention quickly drifts as soon as they begin engaging in serious school work as the study used in the article reported. Various studies have been published and (Paul 2013) attempted to show the impact of multitasking on learning among middle schoolers high schoolers and college students. Multitasking she reported impairs learning because it as poor rentition of material learnt and others are delayed as they involve cognitive development and negative impact on mental health. Some of the delayed effects include poor performance and development of anxiety during social interactions. In her article Paul (2013) concurs with those findings but further states that multitasking does affect family dynamics since parents can sometimes feel negatively about policing and curbing use of media devices during homework. Parents therefore should not harass their children in this digital world since this generation and media has become norm but they should ensure their children focus only on homework during study time while shunning all other devices during this time to ensure proper learning and improve focus (Paul 2013). Works Cited BIBLIOGRAPHY \l 1033 Berk Laura E. Exploring Lifespan Development Fourth Edition. Boston MA: Allyn & Bacon 2014.Print. Paul Anne Murphy. "You’ll Never Learn." SLATE 3 May 2013: -. [...]
For each short paper, students will read a popular press article about a family issue from the list. You will then answer a series of questions about the article and how it relates to individual and family development at the specified point of the lifespan. ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS In your paper, answer all four of the questions in the order specified below. Each answer should be approximately 1 paragraph (about 1/2 page) in length. See the rubric on pages 4-5 of these instructions for more information. I also have attached a word document with detail instructions please read.