PSY 301 Adult Development & Life Assessment

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I'm not sure where and how to begin to answer this question. I read the chapter but I'm still not coming up with how to answer it. I just need some help.

When you look at the idea of life stages, can we place ourselves in any self determined or appointed life stages? Are some of these self determined stages more significant than others?

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    If you're asking about Erikson's developmental stages, this site will help you.
    http://www.support4change.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=108

    Do any of these explanations describe your life now? How? Do you know of others who fit specific life stages?

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    So is that what it means when it say self determined or appointed life stages?

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    Are you asking about Erikson's life stages?

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    Sorry about that but no that is not what was in the chapter. The textbook that we are using is Journey of Adulthood by Bjorklund. There was nothing in the text that said it was based on Erikson's life stages.

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    What are Bjorklund's life stages?

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    I am not sure because it really does not say. Here is the topics that is covered in chapter 1 of the book. Basic Concepts in Adult
    Development

    Sources of Change
    Normative Age-Graded Influences
    Biology
    Shared Experiences
    Internal Change Processes
    Normative History-Graded
    Influences
    Nonnormative Life Events
    Sources of Stability
    Genetics
    Environment
    Interactionist View
    A Word about “Age”
    Setting the Course: Some Guiding
    Perspectives
    Life-Span Developmental
    Psychology Approach
    Bioecological Model
    of Development
    Developmental Research
    Methods
    Measures
    Analyses
    Designs

  • PSY 301 Adult Development & Life Assessment -

    Well thanks for the help, but my teacher finally emailed me back and explained it to me.

  • PSY 301 Adult Development & Life Assessment -

    Great! I was at a loss without knowing your text book.

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