A. Explain why the scientific method is important in psychology, supporting your explanation with scholarly sources. How does the scientific method fit

A. Explain why the scientific method is important in psychology, supporting your explanation with scholarly sources. How does the scientific method fit
into the context of psychology research? For example, consider how the scientific method facilitates valid and reliable research.
B. Pose a psychological research question to address an area from the research you explored in child and adolescent development psychology investigation. Substantiate the
appropriateness of your research question with evidence.
C. Outline how psychologists might use the scientific method to investigate your research question, providing specific, concrete examples and supporting
with scholarly sources.
D. After conducting your research, summarize what the sources reveal about your research question. What did you learn from your research?

• Word Limit 2500 words (+/- 10%)
• Discuss the key developments in values that have taken place.
• Harvard referencing required

How to write this essay
1) Introduction
Define learning disabilities ( Read Royal college of psychiatrists DCLD 2007 and Valuing people 2001)
This essay will trace the historical developments from a historical period when the general health of the nation was considered more important than the rights of people with learning disabilities as they were portrayed as unworthy of life (Atherton and Crickmore 2012) to the current practices that are underpinned by anti-discrimination laws and service provisions that are person centred (Burrel and Trip 2010).

2)Define eugenics ( read (Atherton and Crickmore 2012) Discuss the different names given to people with learning disabilities eg feeble minded, retards , economically useless etc. Talk about institution for people with learning disabilities and how it affected them example restrictions in their movement etc.

3) Talk about what happened after the Second World War (1945) where society wanted the closure of camps and asylums for people with LD. How society wanted people to be part of society hence, the theories of care in community (that’s during the late 50s and early 1960’s)
4) Discuss the 1957 mental health act and how it empowered people with LD.
Discuss briefly about normalisation (people interpretation of normalisation of it.( reference John obrian)

6) Talk about the Ely hospital in the early 70’s which prompted government first white paper in 1971(ref Bob gates and…..)

7) After normalisation discuss human right act (1990) and Valuing People (2001) and the equality act (2010). Talk about the significance of the above rights to people with LD example having the same rights as ‘normal people’ and the role of the nurse to support their right mentioned above.

Conclusion.

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