Write 2-3 pages in which you examine the developmental stage of a person by applying a specific developmental theory to a given scenario.

The full range of human development, such as the classic aspects of early child development (for example, language, emotional, moral, and cognitive development), involves mastering tasks in each life phase in order to obtain satisfaction as we age.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Apply foundational theories in psychology to current issues in the field of psychology.Explain the concepts of a developmental theory in psychology.Apply a developmental theory in psychology to understanding a specific phase of life.Competency 4: Examine how human thoughts and behaviors can impact mental health and well-being.Discuss the relationship of a developmental theory in psychology to an understanding of current functioning in human development.Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology..Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of professional communities.Apply proper APA formatting and style.

For this assessment, apply a development theory to a chosen scenario.


Read the Human Development Case Studies media piece linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading. Then, identify a developmental theory (such as attachment, cognitive development, moral development, or psychosocial development) and apply the theory to understanding the person in the scenario.

Note: While it is not possible to fully understand the person in the scenario based on the limited information provided, there are a number of developmental theories that can provide a context and offer a possible framework for understanding the person’s attitudes and behaviors.


In 2-3 pages, address the following:

Provide an overview of the developmental theory in psychology you have chosen.Describe the stage or stages of the theory that are most applicable to the current phase of life described in the scenario. (For example, in Erikson’s psychosocial development theory, a child who is four years old is in the stage of Initiative versus Guilt). Describe the stage of life in some detail, according to the theory.Discuss how the theory helps us to better understand this particular person and his or her concerns at this point in life.Additional RequirementsWritten communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.APA formatting: If you use sources, ensure that resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.Length of paper: 2-3 pages.Structure: Include a title page and a references page.

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