Lists and/or sentence fragments also will not receive points.
Psych of Adult Development
Essay answers must be more than 3 or 4 brief sentences, but kept within the bounds of a short-answer essay exam (at least 1, but no more than 3, fully developed paragraphs long. All your writing must be in your own words. Paraphrase (restate what you read) rather than copying material from the course textbook or the Internet. No copying is permitted in this course and doing so will result in zero points on the exam. Answers must be written in narrative, paragraph form. Lists and/or sentence fragments also will not receive points.
Source credits and the required Reference list attached at the end of each answer do no count toward its word length. Answers are to be based on the course textbook and outside academic sources (excluding other course textbooks, encyclopedias such as Encarte and Wikipedia, About.com and Ask.com type websites that synthesize source information for users, magazines, news websites, blogs, etc.).
1. Choose two (2) stages of adult development (e.g., Early, Middle, or Late Adulthood) and compare and contrast them. Frame your response in terms of specific concepts and theories as opposed to just anecdotal observations.
2. What are some factors that contribute to successful romantic/marital relationships in adulthood? What factors contribute to breakups/divorces?
3. What effects can extended deployments have on military members’ romantic relationships/marriages and on their relationships with their minor children? Personal examples are acceptable if applicable, but give specific examples from the research literature to support your personal observations.
4. Describe Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief. Critically explore the strengths and weaknesses of that approach to understanding how people process grief.
5. What stage of development are you in? What developmental tasks have you accomplished and what challenges do you still face? Do you look forward to aging? Why or why not?