Conduct an interview based on one of three prompts described in the course sylla


Conduct an interview based on one of three prompts described in the course syllabus – Childhood, Adolescence, or Late Adulthood. Once you have completed the interview, please respond to the specific issues outlined for your designated prompt in order to demonstrate both theoretical and personal understanding of that particular developmental stage.
Your reflection paper is to be 2-3 pages, double-spaced, and written in 12 point Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins. If applicable, please include references (e.g., course readings, scholarly works in related fields – journal articles, etc.). When citing references please use appropriate in-text documentation and reference list/bibliography (APA Style).
Refer to the Grading Rubrics for your designated interview (Childhood, Adolescence, or Late Adulthood) posted in this folder for more detailed outline of assignment expectations and how the assignment will be graded.
Interview & Reflection Paper Assignment Prompts
Childhood Interview
Observe at least two children playing (you may observe a larger group), referring to material in your text on p. 452-454 (Sigelman & Rider). If you do not have regular contact with children, you may want to observe a friends’ children, observe free play during a Sunday school class at your church, watch children on a playground, etc. – Always ask permission for these.
Describe the children you observed, the setting in which they were playing (time, place, type of adult supervision, etc.), and the toys they were using.
Describe their play and how they interacted.
What type of play did you witness?
How did the children interact verbally, physically, psychologically, etc.?
Did anything surprise you?
Adolescence Interview
Interview an adolescent. Ask him/her to talk about his/her identity and community.
Describe the adolescent you interviewed and the setting in which you observed them (time, place, etc.)
Use Marcia’s theory of identity development (Sigelman & Rider, p. 344-345) to indicate where the adolescent is situated in Marcia’s identity status categories?
Describe why you believe this is where the adolescent lies regarding their identity.
What would help the adolescent develop greater identity commitment?
Late Adulthood Interview
Your task is to interview an individual who is in the later adulthood stage (65 or older).
Ask them about their experience of growing older.
How do they deal with losses?
What do they most and least enjoy about getting older?
Describe how the person you interviewed implicitly uses the SOC Model (Selective Optimization with Compensation, Sigelman & Rider, p. 258) in their life.


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