SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 1.2. Explain three theoretical controversies about human development.

Plomin, R., & Asbury, K. (2005). Nature and nurture: Genetic and environmental influences on behaviorThe ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 600, 86-98. 

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article provides evidence for the importance of switching from a nature vs. nurture to a nature and nurture perspective.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Why do the authors suggest switching from a nature versus nurture viewpoint to a nature and nurture perspective?
  2. How does the collection of DNA aid in environmental research?
  3. How do environmental measures aid in genetic research?

LO 1.10. Discuss the responsibility of researchers to their participants and how they may protect them from harm.

Cseko, G. C., & Tremaine, W. J. (2013). The role of the institutional review board in the oversight of the ethical aspects of human studies research. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 28, 177-181.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article discusses the ethical involvement in research of vulnerable populations, including children and the cognitively impaired.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What are the considerations that institutional review boards must evaluate to approve a study that involves human subjects?
  2. What are the Belmont principles?
  3. Why is it important for IRBs to pay particular attention to vulnerable populations?