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Older Adult Development

Review the various theories of Aging in Chapters 14 and 15 of the text.

Interview a person of your choice (they may be your parents, relatives, or friends). These questions must address the following:

  1. Cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during the interviewee’s Maturity stage of adulthood (age 65 or older).
  2. How peers influenced the interviewee during his or her lifetime.
  3. What people and/or events influenced the interviewee’s development of morals.
  4. How the interviewee’s experiences have formulated who he or she is as a Mature adult.

Note: American Psychological Association (APA) ethical guidelines indicate that interviewees have the right to refuse to answer any question posed to them by an interviewer. Please ensure that your interviewees are aware of this, and do not force them to answer where the opportunity to reply has been refused.

Pick one of the theories reviewed in Chapters 14 and 15 of the text.

Write a paper of 750-1,000 words, discussing the selected theory and how it relates to your interview. Include the following in your paper:

  1. A description of the selected theory.
  2. A description of your interviewee (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.)
  3. How the interviewee’s responses illustrate the selected theory. Support your response with examples.

Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the text in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

THERE NEEDS TO BE AT LEAST 4 SCHOLARY RESOURCES USED IN THIS ASSIGNMENT. THE PAPER NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN IN APA FORMAT.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Disengagement theory of aging

            This aging theory refers to the inevitable process whereby many relationships involving an older person and other members of the society are severed. At the same time, those remaining are usually altered in their quality. The withdrawal of an older person from the other members of the society might be total or just partial. This theory was formulated after being observed that older people become less involved with what goes on in life than when they were young adults. The theory goes on to claim that people tend to….

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