This site is one part of a much larger website called "AmeobaWeb," which focuses upon listing websites and internet pages pertaining to the field of Psychology. This component of the larger site provides a well-organized collection of links on different aspects of developmental psychology.
Type of Material:
This site is comprised solely of web links that are catagorized under the specific headings: General Resources, Prenatal and Perinatal Development, Child Development, Adolescent Development, and Adult Development.
By listing links to websites and pages whose topics are related to developmental psychology, this site could be useful to faculty, students, researchers, and practitioners as a resource center to begin the exploration of selected topics in developmental psychology. An instructor could use the site to find resources for class discussion and/or the student could use the site to further explore a topic of interest to him or her.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The site allows for the review of topics in the field of developmental psychology, and it is a guide to pertinent resources. It allows for further exploration of topics covered in parenting, child development, and/or lifespan development courses.
Target Student Population:
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
There are no prequisite skills required, although some prior coursework in psychology/developmental psychology might be helpful.
At the time of this review the site had more than 70 links to other websites/pages dealing with some aspect of development psychology. The site is actively maintained with new links added on a regular basis. The sites linked to appear to be well-organized and to provide academically sound information on a variety of topics with the realm of developmental psychology.
In order to effectively use the site, an instructor might need to provide students with some direction, preferably referring them to a particular site that is linked to.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The site is not designed to be a teaching tool, but it certainly is an instructional resource. Many of the links listed on the site can be referenced by developmental psychology instructors who want their students to view web pages that contain pertinent information to their courses.
This site is really just a collection, it is not designed to be used as a "teaching tool".
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is simple in design and easy to navigate. Should the viewer wish to review topics beyond those associated with developmental psychology, a simple click on the AmoebaWeb Home Page provides a wide array of other topics in the field of psychology. No dead links were noted at the time of the review.
The search feature at the top of the page appears to be linked solely to Vanguard University's home page, as opposed to keywords in the web pages to which AmoebaWeb is linked.
Other Issues and Comments:
This site could be suggested to students of developmental psychology courses as an alternative to "Google" or one of the other search engines commonly used as a starting point for content-related website searches.
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