This final paper is your “Life Story” from a developmental perspective. This assignment sets the stage for connecting personal experiences to psychological theories on human development. I do not intend for this assignment to be intrusive or to make students uncomfortable. I do hope that the assignment will provoke students’ analysis and help them to see the relevance of academic concepts for their own lives.
In this version of your life story, you must include the theories, concepts, and behaviors for each life stage that we have covered that you have experienced so far. Please follow the outline below, giving each of the sections a heading. The questions are meant to guide you; you do not have to answer every question, and you are not confined to these questions. They are guides. Within each section you may organize your paper as you wish, but make sure that you address each area (taking into consideration that your parent(s) may not be able to or willing to share information on all questions) and that you follow a clear organizational structure. Again- you should feel free to add to the following outline as you tell your story.