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Running head: Unit 10 Assignment 1 1 Unit 10 Assignment 1 Capella University PSY7210
Unit 10 Assignment 1 2 Unit 10 Assignment 1 This case study analysis will address David, a 52 year old married man, who is once divorced with three children ranging in age from 14-22. One of his children has a significant learning disability and requires significant tutoring. The two oldest children are in college; however, Dave fears they may have to drop out as he is having difficulty paying for their tuition. Dave’s employer has merge with another hospital network which has created addition stress for Dave. Dave is working longer hours and is feeling challenged by the changes in technology and his lack of proficiency, combine with a steep learning curve. Dave is concerned that due to downsizing his job has become increasingly difficult leading to less job satisfaction. Dave has been experiencing pain that may be related to a car accident and is taking medication and drinking. The medication helps some, but he awakens in the middle of the night. Adding to his stress, his 16-year-old son has been cutting classes. His ex-wife has been pressuring Dave to assist with the issue. The two lifespan theories used for this case study are subjective well-being, Baltes’ lifespan development model, Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, and fluid and crystalized intelligence. Following the review of appropriate theories pertinent to the case study, an intervention strategy will be review which will incorporate the theoretical perspectives provided into a proposed course of action. This course of action will provide and brief discussion of optimistic outcomes. Finally, the case study analysis will provide a review of the potential impact of the individual and cultural change. Appropriate Lifespan Theories Within the context of the case study, there are several theories which may help in providing an understanding David’s psychological development and his actions. Erikson’s
Unit 10 Assignment 1 3 Theory of Psychological Development, subjective well-being, crystallized and fluid intelligences examined as a means of exploration into David’s development. Subjective well-being Subjective well-being (SWB) is a methodology to examine an individual’s personal satisfaction “The life satisfaction estimate of SWB represents the cognitive aspect of happiness whereas reports of positive-negative experience represent its more emotional elements” (Broderick and Blewitt, 2014, p. 527). These tools allow researchers to understand the general level of life satisfaction of the individual from cognitive and emotional aspects.

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