Cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during the interviewee's Maturity stage of adulthood (age 65 or older), psychology homework help

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Part 1: Older Adult Development Interview

Review the various theories of Aging in Chapters 14 and 15 of the text.

Interview a person of your choice (they may be your parents, relatives, or friends). These questions must address the following:

  1. Cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during the interviewee's Maturity stage of adulthood (age 65 or older).
  2. How peers influenced the interviewee during his or her lifetime.
  3. What people and/or events influenced the interviewee's development of morals?
  4. How the interviewee's experiences have formulated who he or she is as a mature adult.

Note: American Psychological Association (APA) ethical guidelines indicate that interviewees have the right to refuse to answer any question posed to them by an interviewer. Please ensure that your interviewees are aware of this, and do not force them to answer where the opportunity to reply has been refused.

Pick one of the theories reviewed in Chapters 14 and 15 of the text.

Part 2: Reflection

Write a paper of 750-1,000 words, discussing the selected theory and how it relates to your interview. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A description of the selected theory.
  2. A description of your interviewee (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.)
  3. How the interviewee's responses illustrate the selected theory. Support your response with examples.
  4. Discuss the ethical and cultural strategies for promoting resilience, optimum development, and wellness in older adults.
  5. Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the text in your paper.

This assignment meets the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.3.f: Systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.

2.F.3.h: A general framework for understanding differing abilities and strategies for differentiated intervention.

2.F.3.i: Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan

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Review the Various Theories of Aging in Chapters 14 And 15 of the Text – Outline

Integrity vs. Despair
Description of the Interviewee


Review of Interviewee Responses


Ethical and Cultural Strategies

Running head: INTERVIEW






What is your name?


Queen Elizabeth Whitaker, named after my great grandmother.


How old are you?


76. Precisely 76 years, six months, if I’m not wrong.


Can you describe yourself as being old?


(Laughs) probably yes, but that depends on you.


What do you mean?


How old are you?


23 years.


If you do the calculations, when you were born, I was around 52 or 53 years old. Nearing
retirement and already having educated all my children. I was already a great
grandmother. So, I can proudly say I am quite old about you (laughs).


I get your point. So, do you consider yourself to have achieved all you wanted in life?


Yes and no.


Explain, please.


Yes because I have outlived most of my childhood friends. In fact, only three of us are
alive today. Secondly, I do not have any chronic ailment that I am currently diagnosed
with unlike the two of my surviving friends; God has been faithful and merciful to me.
Thirdly, I have been able to see my great grandchildren and God-willing I will be a great
great grandmother. Is there any other bigger blessing than that? Finally, I do not live on
the streets, and I am comfortable where I am at the moment. It’s God’s grace to be able to
be this old and have so many blessings.



No, because I would have loved to enjoy, this with my beloved husband who passed
away four years ago; may he rest in peace. Despite having had provided the basic needs
for my children, I would have hoped to have been able to culture a God-fearing lifestyle
in them. I always make a point of reminding them that they should aim to be mo...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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