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Running head: DAVID’S CASE STUDYAcademic Honesty StatementI hereby verify that I have written and submitted this entire assignment as an original paper or project, free of all plagiarism.Signed,Tina Goyzueta
DAVID’S CASE STUDYDavid’s Case StudyChristina J. GoyzuetaPSY 7210Lifespan DevelopmentEmail: [email protected] Instructor: Dr. Michael Gontarz2
DAVID’S CASE STUDYIntroductionAs a practitioner-scholar looking at case studies helps bring understanding as well as application of the different lifespan development theories and stages of development. In David’s case study analysis, it allowed for further understanding on the gains and losses that occur duringthe midlife adulthood stage of development. In this case study, the main focus is on David, who is a 52-year-old white male. David is an educated man, who has three children with his previous wife Anne, and also is a father figure to his current wife Sandy’s set of twins. David has found himself living a very stressful lifestyle. Individuals in middle adulthood tend to undergo differentstressors which determine how they relate to others. This case study focuses on David’s stage of development and the different factors that are currently putting stress on his developmental and life progress. By looking at David’s case study by analyzing the primary issues, presenting challenges, and cultural differences, each of these help in identifying possible lifespan development theories to help determine ways for David to cope and manage the factors that are causing his stress.Primary Issues Individuals in middle adulthood are presented with many stressful situations which can determine how they relate to the people in their lives. There are various sources of stress in adulthood and the situations that David is enduring are contributing to his stress. In David’s case study, the main focus and issue is on the developmental areas of adulthood. These include his lifestyle, presenting issues, and challenges that are common in his developmental stage of life. The case also specifically focuses on the many difficulties that David is undergoing such as monetary problems, family stress, physical pain, problems sleeping, and problems and work. All of these issues that David is experiencing can be described as stressors. Each person experiences 3
DAVID’S CASE STUDYgains and losses during middle adulthood which can alter the outcome of their happiness with their life (Broderick and Blewitt, 2015). David’s primary issue it a prime example of how different stressors can hinder his life satisfaction. The first primary issue that is a stressor for David is his current lack of money. Though values do change over time, having adequate money is a vital source for most stages of life (Milfont et al., 2016). In David’s case, having more money would help change his current living standard, as well as help further his children’s education. Not only would it help provide more

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