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Running head: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: ADULTHOOD 1Case Study Analysis: AdulthoodRachel LaRanceCapella UniversityLifespan DevelopmentJune, 2020Introduction
CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: ADULTHOOD2The case study examines the life of a 54 year old Mexican American woman named Lupe. Within her immediate family, Lupe has two adult children, a son, a daughter who is also a mother to her granddaughter, and her mother who lives close by on her own (Broderick & Blewitt, 2004). Lupe has strong family values and will often visit her mother to make sure she is physically and emotionally okay. When Lupe’s children were first born, their father remained in their life but left when they were still young because of the financial pressure of caring for two small children (Broderick and Blewitt, 2004). Lupe has now come to a point where she is open todating someone new, and her church has made her comfortable attending socializing events. Years later, Lupe’s daughter Lucia is now caring for her own two year old daughter, Eva, and hasrecently moved in with her mother. Lucia and her boyfriend Tomas had plans to get married but their relationship has been strained since the birth of their baby due to lifestyle changes because of the birth of the baby (Broderick & Blewitt, 2004). Lupe works as a practical nurse in a hospital and has recently suffered a workplace injury and now will be out of work for months, and will need to undergo physical therapy. This caused Lupe to go into a depression and it was recommended by a health professional that she sees a therapist (Broderick & Blewitt, 2004). In this case study, the theory of Erikson will be applied to aspects of Lupe’s life and how personality and social aspects affect her progression through adulthood. Solutions on how Lupe should proceed with her romantic life, family, injury, and work will be addressed as well.