Write a paper on young adulthood

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Write a paper on Young Adulthood 

Discuss the physical development of the selected individual during young adulthood. Were there observable changes in growth, strength, and physical functioning? How did lifestyle impact health?


Discuss the cognitive development of the selected individual during young adulthood. What developments in thinking were observed? Were there changes in morals? What possible selves were examined or explored? How did the individual fare with personal control beliefs? What were his or her dreams as a young adult? Discuss the social development of the individual during early adulthood. Were there many close friendships? How did these friendships start? What caused them to grow? What caused other ones to end? How were his or her relationships with family members? How did the individual handle Erikson's psycho-social task of intimacy versus isolation? Was the person single? Did the individual find love? Get married? Have children? Was the marriage a lasting one? Why did the relationship last or fail? Did the person have children? Were the children planned? How did the individual fare as a parent?


25 points--The answer clearly and fully addresses the concepts in the section. The paper reflects an understanding of the developmental concepts in the section. All concepts are addressed and supported with relevant examples. The answer uses and applies the vocabulary and terminology of developmental psychology when applicable.


18-24 points--The answer addresses the concepts in the section, but it is not completely developed or supported with relevant examples. The answer does not address all of the developmental concepts of the section. The answer does not use and apply the vocabulary and terminology of developmental psychology when applicable.
10-17 points--The answer for the section is incomplete and/or not well supported.
5-9 points--The question is attempted, but the answer is wrong or the examples are inappropriate.
Middle Adulthood

Examine the individual's occupational selection and development. Did he or she settle into one career or change careers? How did the individual come to make these choices? Was he or she satisfied with the career? Would the person have chosen to do something different if he or she had it all to do over again? Did he or she have to deal with discrimination? Unemployment?
What was the person's life outside of work like? How was the individual's relationship with his or her own parents? Did he or she have to provide care for an older family member? If so, how did that go? How was the subject's relationship with his or her own child or children? What did the person do with his or her free time? What leisure activities did he or she enjoy the most? What would the individual have done if he or she had had more free time?


Discuss the physical and cognitive development of the selected individual during middle adulthood. Were there observable changes in growth, strength, and physical functioning? Did the person have any major health problems? Did he or she have a great deal of stress? If so, from what? Did he or she exercise? What developments in thinking were observed? Were there changes in morals?


Discuss the social development of the individual during middle adulthood. Were the friendships of early adulthood maintained? Were new friendships formed? How was the relationship with members of the family of origin? Was the person close to his or her siblings (if applicable)? How did the person handle any "empty nest" issues? How did he or she handle Erikson's psycho-social task of generativity versus stagnation?


25 points--The answer clearly and fully addresses the concepts in the section. The paper reflects an understanding of the developmental concepts in the section. All concepts are addressed and supported with relevant examples. The answer uses and applies the vocabulary and terminology of developmental psychology when applicable.
18-24 points--The answer addresses the concepts in the section, but it is not completely developed or supported with relevant examples. The answer does not address all of the developmental concepts of the section. The answer does not use and apply the vocabulary and terminology of developmental psychology when applicable.
10-17 points--The answer for the section is incomplete and/or not well supported.
5-9 points--The question is attempted, but the answer is wrong or the examples are inappropriate.
Late Adulthood 

Discuss the physical development of the selected individual during late adulthood. Were there any major health issues? Observable changes in weight, strength, and physical functioning? Were there issues or changes in sleep patterns?
Discuss the cognitive development of the selected individual during late adulthood. What changes in memory, attention, and processing speed were observed? Did any issues with depression, anxiety, dementia, or so forth develop?
Discuss the social development of the individual during late adulthood. What role did siblings play (if applicable)? What was his or her relationship with them like? Was he or she able to retain a degree of independence? How did the individual feel about aging? Were there many close friendships? How did the individual handle Erikson's psycho-social task of integrity versus despair? How did the individual cope with the loss of family members and good friends? To what degree did he or she experience death anxiety? How did he or she cope with it? What is his or her view of death? What religious belief does the person have regarding death? Is this a comfort? Has he or she ever had a paranormal experience with a deceased relative or friend (strange dream, premonition, vision, hallucination, etc.)? What does the individual advise young people about how to live?

The answer clearly and fully addresses the concepts in the section. The paper reflects an understanding of the developmental concepts in the section. All concepts are addressed and supported with relevant examples. The answer uses and applies the vocabulary and terminology of developmental psychology when applicable.
The answer addresses the concepts in the section, but it is not completely developed or supported with relevant examples. The answer does not address all of the developmental concepts of the section. The answer does not use and apply the vocabulary and terminology of developmental psychology when applicable.
The answer for the section is incomplete and/or not well supported.
The question is attempted, but the answer is wrong or the examples are inappropriate.
Introduction and conclusion, APA style, references, spelling, grammar, and so forth

An introduction and conclusion are present, APA style is accurate, and there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
The paper has an introduction and conclusion, may have minor errors in APA formatting, includes at least one reference, and may have minor spelling or grammatical errors.
The paper is lacking either an introduction or conclusion, has poor use of APA format, has no references, and/or has minor spelling or grammatical errors.
The paper does not include an introduction and/or conclusion, has poor use of APA format, has no references provided, and/or has poor spelling and grammar. 

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