The term-paper provides an opportunity to consolidate learning by examining research, concepts, and theories relevant to the themes of the course. A substantial review of academic literature forms the core requirement of the term-paper; at the same time, you are expected to
present and discuss your ideas clearly and critically.
Recommended readings are provided for each suggested topic. You are expected to refine and specify the scope for the chosen topic as well as to search for additional references to prepare the term-paper.
What determines qualities of peer relationship among children and adolescents? Focus on three factors and examine relevant concepts and research findings to show how these three factors affect peer relationship.
Aldercotte, A., White, N., & Hughes, C. (2016). Sibling and peer relationships in early childhood. In L. Balter & C. S. Tamis-Lemonda (Eds.), Child psychology: A handbook of contemporary issues (3rd ed.) (pp. 141-165). New York: Routledge.Rubin, K. H., Bowker, J. C.,
McDonald, K. L., & Menzer, M. (2013). Peer relationship in childhood. In P. D. Zelazo (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of developmental psychology (pp. 242-275). New York: Oxford University Press.