Your Lot In Life
Teaching Of Psychology
The game we call Your Lot in Life promotes students' understanding of contemporary research on developmental issues while nurturing their skills in obtaining and disseminating information from scholarly and community resources. Students are assigned a hypothetical "lot" representing a life event that centers on a developmental issue. The lot serves as the topic for empirical research and investigations into community agencies. In addition, students consider how the lot will affect the course of individual development and its implications for the quality of family life. Findings from students' research are presented in a final paper and in poster format. Benefits of the project include enhancement of critical-thinking skills and exposure to theoretical as well as applied aspects of developmental issues.
Hamill, Sharon Boland, and Catherine Hale. 1996. "Your lot in life." Teaching Of Psychology 23(4): 245-246.