Research in the area of perceptual development has led to the formulation of the moderate-discrepancy hypothesis.Â Provide an analysis of this hypothesis using your course text, and at least two additional resources (one may be the article The Goldilocks Effect: InfantsÂ’ Preference For Stimuli That Are Neither Too Predictable Nor Too Surprising supplied in the recommended readings). In a two- to three-page paper, please include the following components
- Define the moderate-discrepancy hypothesis.
- Identify what types of educational materials the moderate-discrepancy hypothesis predicts are most likely to hold childrenÂ’s attention.
- Discuss whether or not this prediction is consistent with the type of instruction that research in the sociocultural tradition has shown to be most effective.
Your paper should be two pages, plus title and reference pages.Â Please use proper APA formatting, and support with evidence from the text and at least two additional scholarly resources.