1. After completing the reading for this week, your assignment is to consider the following:
Explain the definition of a “teratogen” and find a scientific (i.e., journal publication, NO news or personal sources) article that explains the effects of a particular teratogen. Discuss the importance of mental health support for pregnant women and how the pregnancy may be impacted.
Write a short answer response of about 1-2 paragraphs (minimum 150 words) about it.
2. After your 150 word post, end your post with an open-ended question (i.e., a “how, what, when, why” question that requires more than a one word answer) to encourage discussion on the topic covered that week. For instance, you could pose a question asking for examples (i.e., “I’m pursuing a career in education, I’m wondering how this theory/research/perspective can be used in the classroom. Anyone have any ideas?”), help understanding a topic (i.e., “How do you explain the difference between a sensitive and critical period of development?”), or ways to relate to or apply the topic (i.e., “In what ways has this topic personally affected you and your behavior?” or “I had always thought about this topic much differently, has anyone else found their thoughts on this topic have changed? How so?”).