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 at adulthood. We continue to change and grow because life is not 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 situations, such as becoming a parent, switching careers, caring for aging parents, coping with a chronic illness, or weathering financial issues. For this assignment, you will apply the concepts you’ve learned to analyze a case study focused on middle adulthood or later adulthood.
· If you have not done so, choose one of the following case studies from your Broderick and Blewitt textbook. Each case study includes a set of questions that can guide your analysis of the pertinent issues for the particular case.
· Luis, page 589.
· Isabelle, page 630.
· If you did not finish your research last week, search the Capella library Links to an external site. for peer-reviewed articles. If you’re unfamiliar with the library, the “Finding Articles” section of the Master’s in Psychology Research Guide Links to an external site. is a great place to start your search. You must include at least five properly cited resources.
The case study analysis should be a maximum of six pages, including the introduction and conclusion, each of which should be roughly one-half page long. The body of the paper should not exceed five pages.
Organize your paper as follows, including headings for each section:
· Title Page
· 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: Summarize the case study context, challenges, and interventions.
· References: Cite five or more peer-reviewed articles as well as your course text to support your assertions.
· 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. Refer to Evidence and APA Links to an external site. as needed.
· Number of references: Your paper should include at least five properly cited peer-reviewed articles in addition to the text containing the case study.
· Length: 5–6 double-spaced pages of content plus title and reference pages.
· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 points.
Refer to the rubric to ensure you meet the grading criteria for this assignment.
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:
· Competency 1: Analyze how lifespan development theories and related research explain aspects of human growth and behavior at different ages.
· Analyze lifespan development theories to determine the most appropriate theory or theories to apply to the case study.
· Competency 2: Assess the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development across the lifespan.
· Describe the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.
· Competency 3: Identify evidence-based interventions to address specific developmental issues.
· Apply the appropriate lifespan development theory to support an identified intervention process.
· Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions.
· Convey purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.
· Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.