Review the theories of Elkind, Erikson, Kohlberg, Marcia, and Piaget in Chapters 16 and 17 of the text.
Interview a person of your choice (they may be your parents, relatives, or friends) using the questions approved by your instructor. These questions must address the following:
- Cognitive, physical, and psychosocial development during the interviewees adolescence
- How peers influenced the interviewee during adolescence
- What people and/or events influenced the interviewees development of morals
- How the interviewees experiences as an adolescent formulate who they are as an 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 16 and 17 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:
- A description of the selected theory
- A description of your interviewee (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.)
- How the interviewees 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.
Please see the format below:
- Title page
- Abstract page (An abstract is a quick summary of the entire paper. It is not an introduction.)
- Introduction with thesis
- Body paragraph #1 (Describe your chosen theory. Be thorough and be sure to focus on the specifics of the theory that relate to adolescence because that is the focus of this paper)
- Body paragraph #2 (Describe your interviewee)
- Body paragraph #3 (Connect your interview and the responses to the chosen theory)
- References page