Human development essay

Nov 15th, 2013
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Course Project Part
2--Due Week 7

To demonstrate your understanding and application of the concepts of human development, this second paper will cover young adulthood through old age.

You must pick one individuals other than yourself to write about (one for each paper).

Papers are to be done in APA style.

Paper should be four to six pages of content, plus a cover page. 

Papers must include both introduction and conclusion paragraphs.

Key points for each stage of life are provided below. Students will want to address
each area noted below, but they need not answer absolutely every question
to get full credit.

Papers should demonstrate an understanding of the stages and developmental tasks
of each age/stage. The use of proper terminology supported with examples from the individual’s life is a good way to demonstrate your understanding.

Each paper is to be submitted as a Microsoft Word .


Young Adulthood
(Material from Week 5)

Discuss the physical development of the selected individual during young adulthood. Were there observable changes in growth, strength, and physical functioning? How did lifestyle impact health?

Discuss the cognitive development of the selected individual during young adulthood. What developments in thinking were observed? Were there changes in morals? What possible selves were examined or explored? How did the individual fare with personal control beliefs? What
were his or her dreams as a young adult? Discuss the social development of the
individual during early adulthood. Were there many close friendships? How did
these friendships start? What caused them to grow? What caused other ones to
end? How were his or her relationships with family members? How did the
individual handle Erikson's psycho-social task of intimacy versus isolation?
Was the person single? Did the individual find love? Get married? Have
children? Was the marriage a lasting one? Why did the relationship last or
fail? Did the person have children? Were the children planned? How did the
individual fare as a parent?


 
25 points--The answer clearly and fully addresses the
concepts in the section. The paper reflects an understanding of the
developmental concepts in the section. All concepts are addressed and supported
with relevant examples. The answer uses and applies the vocabulary and
terminology of developmental psychology when applicable.

 
18-24 points--The answer addresses the concepts in the
section, but it is not completely developed or supported with relevant
examples. The answer does not address all of the developmental concepts of the
section. The answer does not use and apply the vocabulary and terminology of
developmental psychology when applicable.


10-17 points--The answer for the section is incomplete
and/or not well supported.

 
5-9 points--The question is attempted, but the answer is
wrong or the examples are inappropriate.

Middle
Adulthood (Material from Week 6)


Examine the individual's occupational
selection and development. Did he or she settle into one career or change
careers? How did the individual come to make these choices? Was he or she
satisfied with the career? Would the person have chosen to do something
different if he or she had it all to do over again? Did he or she have to deal
with discrimination? Unemployment?


What was the person's life outside of
work like? How was the individual's relationship with his or her own parents?
Did he or she have to provide care for an older family member? If so, how did
that go? How was the subject's relationship with his or her own child or
children? What did the person do with his or her free time? What leisure
activities did he or she enjoy the most? What would the individual have done if
he or she had had more free time?

Discuss the physical and cognitive
development of the selected individual during middle adulthood. Were there
observable changes in growth, strength, and physical functioning? Did the
person have any major health problems? Did he or she have a great deal of stress?
If so, from what? Did he or she exercise? What developments in thinking were
observed? Were there changes in morals?

Discuss the social development of the
individual during middle adulthood. Were the friendships of early adulthood
maintained? Were new friendships formed? How was the relationship with members
of the family of origin? Was the person close to his or her siblings (if
applicable)? How did the person handle any "empty nest" issues? How
did he or she handle Erikson's psycho-social task of generativity versus
stagnation?


 
25 points--The answer clearly and fully addresses the
concepts in the section. The paper reflects an understanding of the
developmental concepts in the section. All concepts are addressed and supported
with relevant examples. The answer uses and applies the vocabulary and
terminology of developmental psychology when applicable.



18-24 points--The answer addresses the concepts in the
section, but it is not completely developed or supported with relevant
examples. The answer does not address all of the developmental concepts of the
section. The answer does not use and apply the vocabulary and terminology of
developmental psychology when applicable.


10-17 points--The answer for the section is incomplete
and/or not well supported.


5-9 points--The question is attempted, but the answer is
wrong or the examples are inappropriate.

Late Adulthood
(Material from Week 7)


Discuss the physical development of the
selected individual during late adulthood. Were there any major health issues?
Observable changes in weight, strength, and physical functioning? Were there
issues or changes in sleep patterns?

Discuss the cognitive development of
the selected individual during late adulthood. What changes in memory,
attention, and processing speed were observed? Did any issues with depression,
anxiety, dementia, or so forth develop?

Discuss the social development of the
individual during late adulthood. What role did siblings play (if applicable)?
What was his or her relationship with them like? Was he or she able to retain a
degree of independence? How did the individual feel about aging? Were there
many close friendships? How did the individual handle Erikson's psycho-social
task of integrity versus despair? How did the individual cope with the loss of
family members and good friends? To what degree did he or she experience death
anxiety? How did he or she cope with it? What is his or her view of death? What
religious belief does the person have regarding death? Is this a comfort? Has
he or she ever had a paranormal experience with a deceased relative or friend
(strange dream, premonition, vision, hallucination, etc.)? What does the individual
advise young people about how to live?


 
25 points--The answer clearly and fully addresses the
concepts in the section. The paper reflects an understanding of the
developmental concepts in the section. All concepts are addressed and supported
with relevant examples. The answer uses and applies the vocabulary and
terminology of developmental psychology when applicable.

· 
18-24 points--The answer addresses the concepts in the
section, but it is not completely developed or supported with relevant examples.
The answer does not address all of the developmental concepts of the section.
The answer does not use and apply the vocabulary and terminology of
developmental psychology when applicable.


· 
10-17 points--The answer for the section is incomplete
and/or not well supported.

· 
5-9 points--The question is attempted, but the answer is
wrong or the examples are inappropriate.


Introduction
and conclusion, APA style, references, spelling, grammar, and so forth


 

  • 25
         points--An introduction and conclusion are present, APA style is accurate,
         and there are no spelling or grammatical errors.

 

  • 18-24
         points--The paper has an introduction and conclusion, may have minor
         errors in APA formatting, includes at least one reference, and may have
         minor spelling or grammatical errors.

  • 10-17
         points--The paper is lacking either an introduction or conclusion, has
         poor use of APA format, has no references, and/or has minor spelling or
         grammatical errors.

  • 5-9
         points--The paper does not include an introduction and/or conclusion, has
         poor use of APA format, has no references provided, and/or has poor
         spelling and grammar.



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