Young Adulthood in ‘I Miss the Mountains’ Student Name Institution Young Adulthood in ‘I Miss the Mountains’ Introduction A person passes through different stages of life as they develop from childhood to adulthood. Every stage comes with unique needs and challenges that have to be met and addressed if the involved person is to develop as effectively as expected. It has been identified that the adolescent and young adulthood stages are among the most critical stages of development in the life of a person. It is in the two stages a person acquires the ability to understand the realities of life in the societies in which they could be living. In the context of the current assignment I have chosen the young adulthood stage as one in which I will be covering and reflecting regarding the way it is presented in the song ‘I Miss the Mountains’ by Next of life in which a person will rectify the mistakes of the early parts of life while setting up a basis for positive development in the future section of their lives. References Clancy S. M. & Dollinger S. J. (2010). Identity self and personality: I. Identity status and the five-factor model of personality. Journal of Research on Adolescence 3(3) 227-245. Fadjukoff P. (2007). Identity formation in adulthood. University of Jyväskylä. Kroger J. Martinussen M. & Marcia J. E. (2010). Identity status change during adolescence and young adulthood: A meta-analysis. Journal of adolescence 33(5) 683-698. Luyckx K. Goossens L. & Soenens B. (2006). A developmental contextual perspective on identity construction in emerging adulthood: change dynamics in commitment formation and commitment evaluation. Developmental psychology 42(2) 366. Next to Normal. (2006). I Miss the Mountains. Retrieved from www.lyricsfreak.com Waterman A. S. (1993). Developmental perspectives on identity formation: From adolescence to adulthood. In Ego identity (pp. 42-68). Springer New York. [...]
My themes are: Identity Diffusion Conscientiousness Moreover the song of "Next to Normal the Musical's "I Miss the Mountains" Critical Thinking Assignment Sheet You will reflect upon your chosen life stage (adolescence or young adult) and two themes you identified in your song day presentation. You will develop a three-page paper discussing significant developmental milestones, challenges, and current needs associated with this specific life stage and two themes. You will utilize three academic journal articles to research, analyze, and report on their specific life stage and how people fit into projected theories of that stage. Your lyrics you selected for song day presentations will be an additional source. A. Include information about the three domains of development- Physical, Cognitive, and Psychosocial. Use the chapters for your specific life stage in your text to identify this information. B. Choose two of the following aspects of development: 1. Erikson – Psychosocial Development Adolescence - Identity vs. Role Confusion Young Adult- Intimacy vs. Isolation 2. Kohlberg – Moral Reasoning Teens- Social Contract Adulthood- Universal Principles 3. Elkind- Aspects of Adolescent Thought • Adolescent Egocentrism, • Imaginary Audience, • Personal Fable, • Illusion of Invulnerability 4. Piaget- Stages of Cognitive Development- Formal Operational Stage Ages: 12 and Up 5. Marcia- Identity Status- Adolescence • Identity Diffusion • Identity Foreclosure • Identity Moratorium • Identity Achievement 6. Costa and McCrae- Trait Models • Extraversion • Agreeableness • Conscientiousness • Neuroticism • Openness This is an APA style paper. Therefore, you must adhere to the guidelines laid down by the American Psychological Association regarding paper layout and the citation of references. You do not need to submit an abstract for this paper; however, a title page and a reference page are required. Your paper must be double-spaced, typed using a standard 12-point font, and submitted to the appropriate area in Blackboard. Please see the examples of the title page and reference page on the course Blackboard site. The following sheet provides details on each five components of your paper. Use the questions and information in each component to develop your critical thinking paper. Paper Details: Minimum of 3 pages APA style Total point value: 100 points 1. Explanation of problem, question, conflict or issue: Identify and explain your life stage, song choice, lyrics and two theme(s) Why did you choose this song and lyrics? Clearly and completely identify and summarize the themes, and explain why these are issues. 2. Evidence: Conduct research and identify at least three sources. These sources should be written by professionals who have expertise in the subject. (For example, newspaper articles written by reporters wouldn’t qualify) Use Academic journals for your research. Utilize your song lyrics as the fourth source. Select and use this information to investigate a point of view or conclusion. Analyze and summarize these sources on your selected life stage and two themes. Recognize and evaluate the evidence from two theorists’ perspectives. 3. Influence of context and assumptions: Using the information from the three (3) academic journal sources, thoroughly explain how a human development professional would view these themes and aspects of the life stage. Document your sources in APA style. Make sure your in-text citations and reference page are done in APA style. See examples on course Blackboard site. Explain how a professional would view the two themes and selected life stage. 4. Student’s position: Evaluate the information you’ve described and form conclusions. How do other perspectives from your sources differ from your view of these themes? Do you agree with the professionals/theorists? Describe how these themes relate to your life and/or others you know. Recognize any limits of own position. 5. Conclusions and related outcomes: Evaluate the information and form conclusions: What implications or impact do your conclusions have for psychologists and society at large? (For example, does what you have concluded suggest different areas for psychologists to investigate or study? Could what you have concluded be used to help society at large, or do your conclusions suggest dangers or warning for society? What might be the economic, political, social, or educational implications of what you’ve concluded?) Conclusions follow considerations from own perspective and theorists’ perspectives. In addition to content, students will be graded on preparation and planning, use of APA style, written product, level of engagement, and overall attitude. Refer to the GRADING rubric for specific criteria.