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).
Stage of Development According to Piaget
Examine the portion of your textbook or outside references that detail(s) Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. Explain how these stages are relevant to your own childhood and adolescent developmental processes. You must identify specific stages, characteristics of that stage and offer explanation and examples that parallel to your own developmental processes. (Approx. one-half page).
Nature versus Nurture
Examine the portion of your textbook or outside references that detail(s) elements of the nature versus nurture influences. This section of the paper must analyze how you have been impacted from a nature versus nurture standpoint in your childhood and adolescent developmental processes. Provide explanation and examples. (Aprox. one-half page).
Examine the portion of your textbook or outside references that detail(s) attachment theory. Explain the parallels between attachment theory and your childhood and adolescent experiences with a care provider. Specify a specific attachment style, characteristics of the style, and behavioral consequences and outcomes. Then, make relevant connections between the theoretical concepts and your own experiences. (Approx. 1 page).
Using Fowler’s Stages of Faith and Identity (found in the Module/Week 5 Reading & Study folder), explain how the stages are relevant to your own childhood and adolescent developmental processes. You must identify specific stages and demonstrate how they are relevant and applicable to your own development history. You may also extend your dialogue to integrate Christian principles and biblical themes as appropriate. (Approx. 1 page).
Challenges and Success
In this section mention any challenges or successes that you think were relevant to your development that have not been mentioned thus far in your paper. This may include people, places, events, and things that were meaningful and that you feel were significant to your childhood and adolescent development. (Approx. one-half page).
Provide a complete list of references in current APA format. At least 3 scholarly resources, in addition to your textbook, are required.
Your references can include peer-reviewed journal articles found in Liberty’s library or credible web resources; if you are not sure of the credibility of your web resource, please ask your instructor before using it. Provide appropriate in-text citations and references for any information you use in this paper. Write the paper using professional writing etiquette and consult the Liberty Writing Center if you have questions about grammar or format. Remember that all work must be your own and plagiarism is not tolerated. Be sure to review the plagiarism policy in your syllabus. Anything that is not common knowledge or is not an original thought must be cited or it is considered plagiarism. Citations should be rephrased into your own words. In-text citations must be in current APA format (Author, Year).