Describing different psychosocial stages of development
Each question is worth 20 points. Content is worth 15 points. Grammar and writing mechanics are worth 5 points.
Each question must be answered completely to earn full points. That said, do not include an introductory or concluding paragraphjust answer the question. Please do not cite your sources, but do make sure the information is correct. Base your answers off of the text book, The Developing Person through the Life Span by David G. Meyers
1. Describe Eriksons psychosocial stage of development identity versus role confusion.
a. Identify and describe the 4 ways individuals cope with this developmental dilemma, according to James Marcia.
b. Identify and describe how 3 psychological characteristics of adolescence (e.g., cognitive, social-emotional, or neurological) that might influence how an adolescent copes with the dilemma of identity versus role confusion.
c. In a few sentences, explain how this dilemma relates to the developmental stage of emerging adulthood.
2. What is formal operational thought? What distinguishes it from concrete operational thought?
a. Define deductive and inductive reasoning.
b. Describe how logical reasoning shifts from concrete and formal operations.
c. Explain how these new cognitive abilities influence the ability to reason about moral/ethical issues.
i. Pick a moral issue to use as an example to illustrate how the achievement of formal operations can influence moral reasoning.
d. Why is formal operational thought such an important developmental milestone in human development?
3. What is socioemotional selectivity theory? How does socioemotional selectivity theory explain human behavior?
a. Identify and explain 2 ways in which this might influence the behavior and decision-making of a 20 year old (e.g., career, education, romance/cohabitation/marriage, children, etc.).
b. Identify and explain 2 ways in which this might influence the behavior and decision-making of a 50 year old (e.g., career, education, romance/cohabitation/marriage, children, etc.).
c. Identify and explain 2 ways in which this might influence the behavior and decision-making of a 70 year old (e.g., career, education, romance/cohabitation/marriage, children, etc.).