Thinking about where we are and where we’re headed is a natural 

Thinking about where we are and where we’re headed is a natural human inclination. In this assignment, you’ll be thinking about the developmental stage you’re in and the next stage you’ll move into.

Thinking about where we are and where we’re headed is a natural

Thinking about where we are and where we’re headed is a natural human inclination. In this assignment, you’ll be thinking about the developmental stage you’re in and the next stage you’ll move into.

Prepare a reflective/predictive project on your time in each of the stages (current and upcoming).

You will want to spend some time discussing your memories, your experiences, your relationships, etc.

Be sure to mention at least two prominent development theorists per stage (Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, and Freud) and relate them to your own life.

For your future stage, consider what you expect things will be like.

At the beginning of this module, I’ll send along some questions to act as prompts to help you think about your current and future stages in really specific ways.

Please prepare a 3-5 page paper. The title page and reference page (both are required) do not count as a part of the 3-5 pages. You should use APA format and pay particular attention to in-text citations. An abstract is optional.

Your development essay asks you to explore your current stage and your future stage. Here are some questions to get you started.

Adolescence

Firstly, What memories do you have of this time period?

Secondly, Do you have any memories of your experience with puberty?

Thirdly, What do you remember about your body image? Sense of self?

Fourthly, Did you have a sense of invisibility as a teen?

Further, Do you remember shifting into a sense of logic during this time in your development?

Additionally, Was there a change in your level of impulsivity?

Also, What exercises did you engage in when exploring your identity?

Further, Did you have a job? What did you do?

Consequently, How many hours per week did you work?

Besides, What was your relationship with your parents like?

Also, Were you someone with a lot of friends or a few close friends?

Moreover, Were you involved in romantic relationships?

Lastly, Be sure to mention Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, Freud, etc. in your section.

Emerging Adulthood

Is this your current stage?

What is most remarkable to you at this time in your life (or was)?

What kinds of recreational activities do you enjoy?

Are these the same or similar to what you liked as a younger child?

Would you say you eat (or ate) a nutritious diet during this time period?

What impact do you think this has on your development?

Are you someone who pursued education during this time period?

What sort of coping skills do you use to manage stress?

Are you a risk taker?

What kind of learner are you?

What type if course and course material presentation works best for you?

Even if you aren’t or weren’t in college during this developmental period, how did you go about learning new things?

Do you find yourself boxed into a particular stereotype?

Are you or were you solidified in your identity during this time?

What about moral development? Do (did) you identify with your culture?

What is your experience with romance during this time period?

Are you or did you get married?

What about friends?

How do you manage conflict?

Be sure to mention Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, Freud, etc. in your section.

Adulthood

This might be your stage now. If it is, think about these questions with a present perspective. If it isn’t, think about them with a future perspective.

Have you noticed any physical declines?

What do you think will be the first thing to “go”?

At what age are you officially OLD?

How old are your children at this stage?

What is that relationship like?

Would consider yourself someone who has healthy or unhealthy habits?

What kind of job do you have?

Is it a career or just a job?

What do you like or not like about your job?

Do you feel valued there?

Are you stronger in crystallized or fluid intelligence?

What is your stress level like?

What coping mechanisms do you use to manage stress?

Are these different from other times in your life?

How far have you moved up Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?

Have you had a midlife crisis?

What characteristic of your personality is the strongest?

Also, Are you in a romantic relationship?

Finally, Are you caring for aging family members in addition to your own children?

Lastly, Be sure to mention Erikson, etc. in your section.

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