Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Early Adulthood Observation
Adrienne Lindsey PSYC 2314. 01 Early Adulthood Observation Observation date Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Time 500-800PM Location Adults Home OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS Q was a 19 year old b privation male. He was in the Ericksons intimacy vs. isolation stage. Areas of observation include physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development. tangible Development Q has reached maximum body growth and biological aging or senescence has begun. Biological ageing is genetic exclusivelyy influenced declines in the functioning of organs and systems that argon universal in all members of our species (Berk, 2010, p. 32). Q exercises daily merely he admits that he doesnt eat a healthy diet all the time. Regular moderate to vigorous exercise predicts a healthier prolonged life (Berk, 2010, p. 443). Also, when too much saturated fat is consumed, some of it is born-again to cholesterol, which accumulates as plaque on the arterial walls in atherosclerosis (Berk, 2010, p. 441). Q was stressing cl osely getting into college, attentioning his mother with bills, and finding a job.This is psychological development, continuing stress resulting from economic hardships is linked to hypertension, which contributes to the high incidence of heart sickness in low-income groups, especially Afri peck-Americans (Berk, 2010, p. 450). Cognitive Development Q has not entered college yet but he knows that it is something he has to do in order to get a good paying job. Study shows that astir(predicate) 20 percent of up get-go high school graduates who do not continue their education are unemployed (Berk, 2010, p. 58). Asked Q what he wanting to do with his life he utter he wants to go to art school and become a in writing(predicate) designer. Realistic period is a vocational development when young adults start to narrow their options first by exploring and then by crystallizing their boil down on a single occupation (Berk, 2010, p. 456). This also shows that he is an delicate person a personality type that affects vocational choice (Berk, 2010, p. 456). genial/Emotional Development Q said that he was too young to adjudicate with one woman.This is an example of Ericksons theory intimacy vs. isolation, intimacy beingness the positive and failing to find it leading to loneliness and self-absorption (Berk, 2010, p. 468). Q was stress about getting into college because some of his close friends have already entered college. Due to ever-changing in society from one generation to another can put in life course, the social clock, age graded expectations for major life events can have a psychological strain when behind in measure of life events (Berk, 2010, p. 71). Q has a close relationship with his brother, who is two years jr. than him he remembers having good times with him. This is also an example of Ericksons theory intimacy vs. isolation showing that intimacy can also be satisfied by dint of other relationships (Berk, 2010, p. 472). IMPORTANCE INFORMATION LEARNED In my observation, I realize that some low SES families do not lack the importance of education, but just dont have the pick they engage to achieve what needs to be done.Maybe this country needs to be more like Germany and conduct young adults the opportunity to get the skills they need to become successful adults. The day after my observation with Q, I took it upon myself to help him fill out an application for student aid. Hopefully this will give him the push he needs to go to college and fulfill his life goals/dreams. With him being the oldest of five children it will be something positive for his younger siblings. References Berk, L. E. (2010). Development through the lifespan, 5th ed. Boston Allyn & Bacon.