Development Trajectory for u09a1 for georgia johnson

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Running head: Development Trajectory 1 Development Trajectory Georgia Johnson Capella University Dr. Johnson September 11, 2011
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Development Trajectory 2 Abstract The stage of middle adulthood occurs from the age of 40 to 65 years. This stage of development is more stable and comfortable although some people develop a midlife crisis. Personal development starts developing at an early age and is an ongoing process influenced by the people that made an impact on each individual’s life. This paper seeks to prepare a development trajectory of my personal portrait. This will show the developmental changes and continuities in my life of the next ten years. Using Erik Erikson’s seventh stage of development (generativity vs. stagnation), I will attempt to show how the changes will affect my personal relationships, my field of specialization and the provision of equitable services to diverse populations.
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Development Trajectory 3 Developmental Trajectory Both Erik Erikson and Lawrence Kohlberg’s theories on development had made tremendous impact on our lives. The theories had demonstrated how and where we are at each stage of our lives. As for me, my life is based on learning facts from different aspects, which is affected by the behaviors and actions that are taking place around me. Crain (1985) indicated that the social theory of any person’s growth is literally dependent upon the impacts of the environment. Boyd and Bee (2009) indicated that changes in the environment will a produce change in the individual, and interchange shows continuity in every person’s life. It is always good to sit back and reflect on your life to see where you will and want to be in the future. Taking the long look at my life I realized that although I have a family, I am still developing, learning and growing at the same time. I know that I do not have everything figured out as the future is very unpredictable and no one knows what the future holds. This is about putting my best foot forward and climbing the ladder of success by utilizing the goals and aspirations that I have set for myself. Potential changes and continuities over the next ten years: What will change and what will remain the same? Drawing upon the completed personal portrait of the next ten (10) years of my life would be the Generativity versus Stagnation stage which extends from about forty (40) to sixty five (65) years (Cherry, 2011). This is the stage where the concern is, of having or wanting children, which is sometimes not enough to achieve the virtue of generativity. Zucker, Ostrove & Stewart (2002) indicated that generativity is the care for someone else (such as one’s children) and then to give or aide the next generation and to the larger world outside of oneself.
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