Developmental Life Stage Paper
1 Final Paper: Papers must be typed, double-spaced, with standard margins and written in APA format. Papers must be 10-12 pages in length and demonstrate the use of at least 10 scholarly references. All papers must be submitted in Blackboard by Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm. I. Select a life stage for this assignment. Describe what occurs during this life stage. What is the psychosocial crisis for this life stage according to Erikson’s psychosocial theory? Integrate theories of human behavior using information from different human behavior theorists (Erikson, Piaget, Freud, etc.) into this section. Integrate this material and various human behavior theories into the next section. II. Interview someone as the subject, or use yourself. Please disguise the identity of the subject or yourself. Remember to apply human behavior theories to this person’s life throughout this section. Discuss the following: A. In your assessment, how did this person negotiate this life stage, the psychosocial crisis and each of the tasks of this life stage? Describe and discuss in detail and include: 1. How did the subject cope with the developmental crises experienced? What behavior do you assess as adaptive? Maladaptive? 2. What circumstances and events affected this stage of development for the subject? 3. What was the person’s physical, psychological, cognitive and social functioning like during this stage? 4. What significant relationships affected the person during this life stage? Describe how these relationships affected the person. B. What supported and/or hindered the person’s development during this life stage? 1. Specifically discuss parental roles in helping or hindering the process of development. Describe the impact of siblings or other significant family members upon the person. 2. Discuss any outside influences like teachers, coaches, clergy or others who helped or hindered the process of development. C. Specifically note the impact of all of the following that apply to the negotiation of the person’s life stage: • any environments • any strengths • chronic illness or disability • diverse status due to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, poverty or other minority status • other social-cultural factors • life-threatening experience(s)/traumatic events • major personal loss • describe any humorous events during this life stage • any other environmental variables D. Discuss the principles and standards from the Code of Ethics. Why is confidentiality important when writing this paper? III. What has been the impact on you of describing this life stage in such detail? How might this process affect your social work practice? IV. This paper should be 10-12 typed, double-spaced pages. All references should follow APA format. V. The final paper is due Monday, November 18, 2019. It is 30% of the total grade.