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Running Head: Case-Study Analysis: Lupe1Case-Study Analysis: LupeMatthew SmithPsych 7210Capella University
Lupe2Introduction:Close observation and examination of stress through-out the human lifespan reveals the principles of human development. Stress and the coping mechanisms used to cope with life are ever changing through-out the human development which requires a multidisciplinary understanding of its context in order to comprehend these changes. Stress and the coping processes involved are continually affected by how it is perceived by one’s society and peers andthis helps to validate how individuals differ in regards to the trajectory of these changes. According to Haase, Heckhausen, and Wrosch (2013), stress continually changes through-out thehuman lifespan and this is dependent on how stress is subjectively defined. Stress from traumaticexperiences reflects the historical and social perspectives. Stress from non-traumatic events in life reflects the current developmental stage in life and social life an individual may be at (Haase et al., 2013). This paper will analyze the case-study concerning Lupe and will explore several questions concerning Lupe’s developmental and contextual stressors.
Lupe3Case-Study Analysis: LupeLupe’s life has been filled with experiences involving many different types of developmental andcontextual stressors. Developmental stress involves some specific behavioral symptoms and an awareness that is rooted in the present (Li, 2013). In regard to Lupe, her developmental stress shecurrently is experiencing results most likely from her separation from her husband and left alone to raise their children (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). The claim is Lupe’s husband left her and the children because he could not handle family life and the resulting stress that came from that set of responsibilities (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). Lupe was affected socially because she had no friends and/or family to share her life with other than her children (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015).An individual’s social environment and their ability to engage with it provides individuals with the opportunity to socialize and engage emotionally with others after an stressful life event like Lupe’s breakup with her husband which Lupe did not have. She stayed single for sixteen years