PSY 355 Week 7 Adolescent Development Interview

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PSY 355 Week 7 Adolescent Development Interview


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 interviewee’s adolescence
  • How peers influenced the interviewee during adolescence
  • What people and/or events influenced the interviewee’s development of morals
  • How the interviewee’s experiences as an adolescent formulate who they are as an adult.

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 interviewee’s 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.

Martorell, G., Papalia, D., & Feldman, R. (2013). A child’s world: Infancy through adolescence (13th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN-13: 9780078035432