PSYC 114 - Case Study - 1 PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT PSYCHOLOGY...

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PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING Dr. Tina Camagna  CASE STUDY ASSIGNMENT General Guidelines: Select an individual 60 years or older whom you are interested in examining for the study. You  may interview/observe a relative, friend, or coworker.  Find a comfortable place to meet with your subject. Introduce yourself and explain to your subject that you are a student at San Jose State  University enrolled in a course in Psychology. Explain to your subject that you want to speak to him/her about his/her life at this  particular stage of development. Focus on helping the older adult feel comfortable and  relaxed. Participation is  always  voluntary. Explain to your subject that he/she may choose  not  to answer a particular question, and  that he/she may discontinue the interview/observation at any time.  Assure your subject that all information will be kept confidential. Offer to share with your subject a copy of your final paper. Planning Your Paper: Identify the developmental tasks and/or developmental crises of this particular stage of life.  Select one developmental theory as your conceptual framework; for example, Erikson’s  psychosocial theory, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, or Havighurst’s developmental theory.  Remember that aspects of the “whole” person need to be considered. Begin to collect and  organize the data for this study by dividing your paper into the following sections: (a)  introduction and background information; (b) physical development; (c) cognitive development,  and (d) social/emotional development. 1
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PSYC 114 - Case Study - 1 PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT PSYCHOLOGY...

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