You will use developmental theories and concepts to analyze your own developmental processes focusing on adulthood. Use a variety in your sentence structure and wording. You should not use direct quotes, but rather summarize and paraphrase insight from your sources. You will use your textbook and at least 3 other scholarly sources (no less than 4 sources total) to create your developmental analysis. Your paper must be at least 8 pages including a title page, 6 pages in the body, and a reference page. *You may have up to 8 pages in the body of your paper.
Title Page – Use current APA format. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Use the following headings to organize your content: Personal Introduction to Adulthood
Provide a concise introduction to significant personal characteristics, family dynamics and support structures, and meaningful events or occurrences. This section should be no more than 1 page.
Theoretical Perspectives of Development
Postformal Thought according to Perry
Explain how the process of moving from dualism to relativism is applicable to your own thought development. Refer to the the portion of your textbook or outside references that address(es) Perry’s theory of intellectual and ethical development in the college years. Focus on the period of adulthood and how you have grown into your current stage of cognitive and moral development. (Approx. one-half page).
Adult Attachment and Relationships Examine the portion of your textbook or outside references that address(es) the attachment prototypes in peer/romantic tradition. Provide explanations and examples of your own adult attachment challenges and strengths. Also, use the insights from the portion of the textbook or outside references that address(es) research on young adult dyadic relationships to draw conclusions about your partnership selection, elements of intimacy, satisfaction and stability, as well as communication styles and conflict resolution. (Approx. 1 page). Career Development Process: Super’s Approach (Chapter 12)
Examine the portion of your textbook or outside references that address(es) the Super Developmental approach to determine what stage you are currently in and what you anticipate will be important influences in the future for you to move into the next stage or maintain a current stage. (Approx. one-half page).
Examine the portion of your textbook or outside references that address(es) Erikson’s theory related to adulthood. Depending on your age and life experience, identify which stage of Erikson’s psychosocial development you are in and examine how you managed the crisis period? Are there any notable influences, good or bad, that will help you navigate successfully to the next stage? (Approx. one-half page).