Movie: Breakfast Club
Book options: Berk, L. E. (2017). Exploring lifespan development (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.OR Exploring Lifespan Development (REVEL Access Card)
You will watch a film that is related to the issues of development and developmental
psychology. The film should focus on a particular period of development.
This paper should be no less than 3 pages and no longer than 5 pages in length, not including
title and reference page. The paper will be broken into three parts. The majority of your paper
should be devoted to the second part, applying the course material to the film.
Part 1: Provide a brief synopsis of the movie in your own words (less than 1 page).
Part 2: Apply the concepts and theories covered in this class to the film. You must address
o Explain what developmental theories can be applied to this movie and the main
o Explain what other influences such as peers or family members in the film have on
the main character
o Explain how context (e.g., culture, SES, neighborhood) influences the main character
Part 3: Provide a brief concluding paragraph summarizing your thoughts on the film and how
it relates to class (less than a page).
You will be required to adhere to APA formatting including an appropriate title page. An
abstract is not needed. You will need a reference page, which includes citations for the
movie, your textbook, and any additional sources that you use.
Correct grammar and punctuation are expected. Please refrain from using abbreviations,
conjunctions or slang terms.
General Paper Guidelines & Requirements: The application paper should be written in
APA format (Times New Roman; font size: 12; double-spaced; 1-inch margins) with
appropriate in-text citations and complete references and title pages. An abstract is not