Developmental Analysis: Part 1 Instructions
Childhood – Adolescence
You will use developmental theories and concepts to analyze your own developmental processes focusing on childhood and adolescence. 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. Note: 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 these headings to organize your content:
Personal Introduction of Childhood – Adolescence
Provide a concise introduction to significant personal characteristics, family dynamics and support structures, and meaningful events or occurrences. This section must no more than 1 page.
Theoretical Perspectives of Development
Stage of Development According to Freud
Examine the portion of your textbook or outside references that detail(s) Freuds’ psychosexual stages of development. Explain how they are relevant to your own childhood and adolescent developmental processes. Identify specific concepts from the psychosexual stages and make relevant parallels to your own infancy and childhood developmental history. You may need to ask your parent(s) or family to help you identify any challenges related to this perspective. (Approx. one-half page).
Stage of Development According to Erikson
Examine the portion of your textbook or outside references that detail(s) Erikson’s psychosocial stages of development. Explain how these are relevant to your own childhood and adolescent developmental processes. You must identify specific stages, characteristics of those stages, and parallels to your own developmental processes. What challenges or strengths related to psychosocial development did you exhibit that either hindered or helped your progression through these developmental crises during childhood and adolescence? Use examples to illustrate application of these to your development history. (Approx. 1 page).