Please read: Discovering Psychology, Sixth Edition with DSM5 Update by Hockenbury Chapter 9!
Discussion 5 is related to the material in Module 5. For full credit, you must answer TWO of my questions BY THURSDAY BY MIDNIGHT and you must respond to TWO other students’ posts BY SUNDAY BY MIDNIGHT. IMPORTANT: IN ADDITION TO QUESTIONS ABOUT CHAPTER 9, THERE IS AN ARTICLE QUESTION. EVERYONE MUST READ THE ARTICLE “CRIME, CULPABILITY AND ADOLESCENT BRAIN” AND REPLY TO THE ARTICLE DISCUSSION THREAD.
1. The article “Crime, Culpability, and the Adolescent Brain” discusses how the adolescent brain is still developing, and what the implications of this should be in the legal system when teenagers commit crimes. What do you think? Should the legal system take into account the evidence from neuroscience about adolescent brains? And do we even know enough about the brain to make any conclusions about the culpability of teenage defendants?
PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH ACROSS CULTURES
Pick a contemporary culture or country (e.g. the Hausa in West Africa; Finland) or a historical period in some culture/country (e.g. Victorian England), and research pregnancy and/or childbirth in this culture. You can explore any aspects related to pregnancy/childbirth. Some of the issues you could look into include cultural beliefs and taboos about pregnancy, childbirth practices (e.g. c-sections, midwifes, natural childbirth, etc.), maternal and child mortality, breastfeeding, contraception, etc. Find at least one source, cite it appropriately, and tell us what you discovered about this culture.