Evelopmental Psychology Final Question and Project
One of the hardest things for anyone to do is to watch a loved one suffer through a drawn-out and painful death; however, euthanasia is one of the most controversial issues in both our own and every other society. Based on your own belief system, are there circumstances in which euthanasia is appropriate? Do people have a right to end their own lives in cases of painful terminal illness? Why or why not? ( you can keep the answer short 100 to 150 words )
Project-Project 3 of the Lifespan Development Project (LDP) is the Final Project and covers adult development and an analysis of one aspect of the overall developmental path. First, you will integrate the two earlier projects (Projects 1 and 2) into one paper and then you will complete Project 3 (the Final Project) as the ending to your lifespan development project. As with the two earlier parts, you should use the same person for this final project.
You should not share anything that makes you uncomfortable. When interviewing another person, be sure to explain to her/him to not share anything that might make her/him uncomfortable. In completing the project, dates, places, and other data may be estimated if need be. It is recommended that you keep the projects (including the final project) in mind while completing course assignments. The course material should be heavily utilized in all three parts of the LDP.
For Part III of the LDP, first give a brief summary of where you or your interviewee are right now in life, such as age, marital status, whether there are children or grandchildren and the community in which you or he/she lives.
Drawing on the material from the chapter readings in Human Development: A Lifespan View, tie your responses to the following areas of adult development to the psychological theories and concepts we are covering in the course. Be sure to use specific information from the text to support your answers (each Support from the textsection should have a minimum of two specific examples and references from the text).
Adulthood (1 page)
a. Personal Experience: How have you or your interviewees values and/or interests changed between adolescence and adulthood? What was most important during the teen years and what is most important now? In what ways have there been moral and/or social changes?
b. Support from the text: Drawing on material from the text, respond to the following questions in this section:
1. Does the Possible selfchange during adulthood? What factors could influence the Possible selfone sees during adulthood?
2. What about self-concept? Does this change or remain stable as we age?
3. If you are interviewing another person for this project, describe to her/him the concept of Possible selvesa? that are discussed in the text. Has this concept of Possible selveschanged or remained the same for you or your interviewee? Be sure to use specific information from the text to support your answers (each Support from the textsection should have a minimum of two specific examples and references from the text) .
Conclusion: Analysis and Evaluation of Lifespan Development Issue (1 page)
Throughout the lifespan development project, you have looked at certain issues that are central to developmental psychology. For the final summary of your project, choose one issue that you feel is central to you or your interviewees development and expand on this topic. Possible themes are:
a? The environment in which your or he/she was raised in and how the social and cultural issues in that environment have influenced that developmental path.
a? The parenting style that you or her/his parents used in raising children and how this might have shaped her/his developmental path.
a? The influence of either nature and/or nurture on this developmental path .
You may choose any one of these themes or another one that you feel is important to development. If you select a theme that is not listed here, you must have that approved by the instructor. After you have selected your theme, investigate it thoroughly, using the text, the UAH library, and the Internet. The text should be your primary source of information; however, your final project must have at least one UAH library source from the Academic Search Premier database and one credible Internet source as well.
As with the two earlier projects, there are no Rightor Wronga? answers to this part of your project; however, there are well-supported and less well-supported essays. The best essays will integrate and reference the text, e-books or article(s) from the UAH library and Internet sites. You should discuss this aspect of your own or your interviewees development in relationship to the concepts and theories covered in class. While personal experiences and examples are central to this project, it also is essential that you illustrate your understanding of the course material in relationship to those personal experiences and examples. Be sure to use specific information from the text, articles, and UAH library to support your answers (each Support from the textsection should have a minimum of two specific examples and references from the text).
How has this issue affected your interviewees development?
a? How has this issue affected your own or your interviewees developmental path?
a? What is one of the ways that this particular issue has been studied by developmental psychologists? How do they conduct the research?
a? What does the research say about this issue? What conclusions have been reached?
a? What is your evaluation of the research in this area? Do you agree with most of the consensus? Why or why not?
Part III of the Lifespan Development Project should be approximately 2 pages, double-spaced, using a 12 pt. font. All work should be in your own words, with quotes used very sparingly. Be sure to address both personal experiences and analysis from the text within the body of the project, with several references to support your conclusions, using proper APA format and citation.