Development During Middle Age; Interview/Essay
Using the theories of Erikson, Vaillant, and Levinson, create a set of 15 questions related to the socioemotional, physical, and cognitive development of middle-aged people.
Using your questions, interview two middle-aged people (they may be your parents, relatives, or friends). Note: American Psychological Association (APA) ethical guidelines indicate that interviewees have the right to refuse to answer any question posed to them by an interviewer. Please ensure that your interviewees are aware of this and do not force an answer where the opportunity to reply has been refused.
From your interviews, write an essay of 1,000 words in which you relate your findings. Where are your interviewees in relation to the development stages of Erikson, Vaillant, Levinson, and Peck? Explain your rationale for placing the interviewees as you did.