How can a person live a happy life? How can we better cope with stresses in our lives and become more resilient? Development does not stop once you reach adulthood. We continue to change and grow because life does not stay static. In early adulthood, most people focus on developing friendships and partnerships as well as developing a work-life. In middle adulthood, people are affected by a wide variety of events. Becoming a parent, switching careers, taking care of aging parents, dealing with a chronic illness, or having financial issues, just to name a few. For this assignment, you will apply the concepts you’ve learned in order to complete an analysis of a case study that deals with one of the following stages of lifespan development: middle adulthood or later adulthood.
If you have not done so already, select one of the following case studies from your Broderick and Blewitt textbook to complete an analysis of the developmental and contextual issues related to the selected case. Each of the case studies includes a set of questions that can guide your analysis of the pertinent issues for the particular case.
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If you did not finish your research last week, use the Capella Library to find peer-reviewed articles. If you aren’t familiar with the library, the “Finding Articles” section of the Psychology Research Guide is a great place to start your search. You are required to include at least five properly cited resources.
The case study analysis should be a maximum of 6 pages in length, including the introduction and conclusion, each of which should be approximately one half-page in length. The body of the paper should not exceed 5 pages.
Organize your paper in the following manner. Be sure to include headings for each section.
Introduction: An introduction that includes an overview of the paper contents, including a brief summary and background information regarding the case study.
Case Study Analysis:
Presenting Challenges: Explain the presenting challenge or challenges and primary issue or issues.
Lifespan Theory: Analyze lifespan development theories to determine the most appropriate theory or theories to apply to the case study.
Intervention Process: Apply the appropriate lifespan development theory to support an identified intervention process.
Individual and Cultural Differences: Describe the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.
Conclusion: A conclusion that summarizes what was introduced in the body of the paper, with respect to the case study context, challenges, and interventions.
Submit a professional document, in APA style, that includes the following required elements identified with headings and subheadings:
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to current APA Style and Format.
Number of References: Your paper should include at least five properly cited peer-reviewed articles in addition to the textbook in which the case study is embedded.
Length: 5-6 double-spaced pages of content in addition to the title page and reference page.