Life Span Development Term Paper by Nicky

Life Span Development
An analysis of an interview with an elderly person to gain insight into life span development.
# 128693 | 1,476 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 04, 2010 in Psychology (Jung) , Sociology (Theory) , Aging (General)

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The writer of this paper relates the interview he conducted with the grandfather of a friend. The writer categorizes the questions he asked and then summarizes the essential aspects of the interview. The writer notes this individual's need for self-actualization and for the expression of self and self-worth. The writer also explains the theories of Carl Jung and Ashman that shed light on this individual's life development.

Summary and Assessment

From the Paper:

"The focus of my interview was on the way that certain aspects and events had affected the life development of the individual in question. In other words, my aim was to ascertain through the interview questions which events and circumstance had been 'life-changing', in both a psychological and sociological sense. In order to limit the interview to a reasonable time, I also decided to focus more on socio-cultural developmental aspects and on the interviewees later years and developmental issues after sixty years of age. Furthermore, aspects that were highlighted in the interview were researched to ascertain if there were references in the literature to these aspects."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ashman O. Lifespan Development: A Social-Cultural Perspective ( abstract) Retrieved November 9, 2008 from
  • Boeree C. ABRAHAM MASLOW: 1908 -1970. Retrieved November 6, 2008, from
  • Wynne, R. J., & Groves, D. L. (1995). Life Span Approach to Understanding Coping Styles of the Elderly. Education, 115(3), 448+. Retrieved November 11, 2008, from Questia database:

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