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The purpose of this assignment is to show your understanding of the theoretical basis for age-related programs, activities, and services. You are asked to analyze one age-related theory and describe its application to professional practice. The grading rubric for this assignment is listed below: 1. Describe your interpretation of the role that aging theories play in promoting high quality services and programs for older adults (15%). You may use the questions listed here to stimulate your thought process as you write your response. Also consider reviewing the textbook content from Unit 1 to generate some additional questions to guide your reflection. Why do we need theories in general? What is their function (i.e., purpose)? How are theories different from personal (anecdotal) experiences or educated guesses? How do aging theories change our perception of older adults and the process of aging? What is their relevance to those who work with older adults and create programs and services for the aged? How can the quality of programs and services be improved by these theories? 2. Identify one biological, social, or developmental theory* that you have selected to analyze in this assignment (15%). Describe the premise of the theory you have selected. Identify its components and relevant definitions: What are the concepts that serve as the framework for the theory? What is the proposed relationship between the identified concepts? What are the stated assumptions (i.e., hypotheses)? What behavior is the theory attempting to explain? How was this theory developed? 3. Identify one research study that has been conducted in the past and whose findings support the tenets of the theory (20%). What was the purpose of the research study? What were the variables studied? Who were the subjects and how were they selected? What was the research design? What methods were used to analyze the data? What were the results? What was the conclusion? What were the recommendations? 4. Identify the limitations of the theory (15%). What age-related phenomena can you identify that cannot be explained by or are in contradiction to this theory? What recommendations can you make for further studies based on these limitations? 5. Identify how you could apply this theory in your own professional practice (15%). Think broadly here; even if you are not planning a career in aging services, you are likely to work with older adults in some capacity in your future, whether as colleagues or clients. What service or program can you propose that would benefit older adults and that is rooted in this theory? Be specific in your answer and provide a rationale for your position. 6. Quality of writing (20%): Follow the writing guidelines articulated in the syllabus (see “Guidelines for Preparing Written Assignments”). Be sure to write this assignment in your own words, rather than “regurgitate” or heavily quote from the original sources. For the purposes of grading, a well written assignment shows the writer’s solid grasp of the content through depth of analysis, rather than simple paraphrasing. Limit your assignment length to 1,500 words. Follow APA style for writing and formatting your assignment, citations, and references. *Some examples of age-related theories to consider are: Biological: Programmed Longevity, Endocrine Theory, Immunological theory , Wear and tear theory, Rate of living theory, Cross-linking theory, Free radicals theory, Somatic DNA damage theory. Psychosocial and Developmental: Successful aging (R.J.Havighurst, 1961; Rowe and Khan, 1981), Disengagement (Cummings and Henry, 1961), Activity (Lemon, Bengtson & Peterson, 1970), Continuity (Atchley, 1972), Socioemotional selectivity theory (Carstensen, 1992), Gerotranscendence (Tornstam, 1994)
The purpose of this assignment is to show your understanding of the theoretical basis for age-related programs, activities, and services. You are asked to analyze one age-related theory and describe its application to professional practice. The grading rubric for this assignment is listed below: 1.
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