Resources: To prepare for this assignment review the following theories of aging listed in Chapter 13, 14, and 15 of the textbook.

  • The Five Factor Trait Model
  • Rate-of-Living Theories
  • Cellular Theories
  • Programmed-Cell-Death Theories
  • Information Processing Theory
  • Continuity Theory
  • Competence and Environmental Press Theory
  • Erik Erickson’s Integrity vs. Despair

Part 1: Older Adult Interview

Interview an older adult of your choice (they may be your parents, relatives, or friends) and have a discussion about the factors that influenced their development. Address the following as part of the interview:

  • Cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during the interviewee’s Maturity stage of adulthood (age 65 or older).
  • How peers influenced the interviewee during his or her adolescent/young adult stage.
  • What people and/or events influenced the interviewee’s development of morals such as faith, ethics, and culture?
  • How the interviewee’s experiences, positive or negative, 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.

Part 2: Reflection

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:

  • A description of the selected theory.
  • A description of your interviewee (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.).
  • How the interviewee’s responses illustrate the selected theory. Support your response with examples.
  • Discuss the ethical and cultural strategies for promoting resilience, optimum development, and wellness in older adults.
  • Include at least three scholarly references in addition to a personal communication reference for the interviewee.

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.

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
CNL-518 CNL-518-O501 Divorce’s Impact on Preschool, School-Age, and Adolescent Children (Obj. 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4) 80.0
Criteria Percentage Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Less Than Satisfactory (74.00%) Satisfactory (79.00%) Good (87.00%) Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Content 70.0%
Steps to Minimize the Number of Divorces 20.0% Paper omits or incompletely describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. Paper inadequately describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces. Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. Paper adequately describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces. Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Paper clearly describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. Paper expertly describes what steps can be taken to minimize the number of divorces, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Steps to Help Children Cope 15.0% Paper omits or incompletely describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents’ divorce. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. Paper inadequately describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents’ divorce. Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. Paper adequately describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents’ divorce. Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Paper clearly describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents’ divorce, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claim. Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. Paper expertly describes the steps that can be taken to help children cope more effectively with their parents’ divorce, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Professional Counselor Support 15.0% Paper omits or incompletely describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. Paper inadequately describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties. Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. Paper adequately describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties. Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Paper clearly describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claim. Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. Paper expertly describes how a professional counselor can provide support for all involved parties, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Ethical and Cultural Strategies in Adolescence 20.0% Paper omits or incompletely describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence. Paper does not demonstrate understanding of the topic. Paper inadequately describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence. Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the topic. Paper adequately describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence. Paper demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Paper clearly describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence, and description is strong with sound analysis and some evidence to support claim. Paper demonstrates understanding that extends beyond the surface the topic. Paper expertly describes the ethical and cultural strategies that can be used to promote resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence, and description is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims. Paper demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Organization, Effectiveness, and Format 30.0%
Thesis Development and Purpose 7.0% Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear. Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction 8.0% Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Argument is orderly but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 5.0% Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 5.0% Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 5.0% Sources are not documented. Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
Total Weightage 100%
 
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