Assignment 2: LASA 1—Picture of Middle Age Development
In M2: Assignment 2, you met Jeff at age 23.
Jeff is now 50 years old. He is still overweight and has
developed both high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. At the same
time, Jeff has some accomplishments. He is the CEO of a midsize company
that he built from the ground up. However, he works long hours and
does not spend as much time with friends or vacationing as he would
like. Still, he lives a comfortable life and is married, with two
children. He has a daughter in college and another who is a senior in
Use your module readings and the Argosy University online
library resources to research the stages of adult development proposed
by Erik Erikson and Daniel Levinson. Locate at least two peer-reviewed
articles that examine these theories. Write a 4-5 page paper in which
you compare and contrast Erikson’s and Levinson’s theories of
development during midlife and summarize the findings and conclusions
of at least two research studies examining Erikson’s and Levinson’s
In your paper, use Erikson’s and Levinson’s theories to
- Describe the physical, social, cognitive, and
emotional development of Jeff as he has transitioned from early
adulthood into middle adulthood.
- Predict Jeff’s development as he moves through middle adulthood and into late adulthood.
Be sure to incorporate how issues specific to diversity
(e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, religion, gender, etc.) have
affected his transition into middle adulthood. For example, consider
how Jeff’s transition into middle adulthood would differ if he were
Caucasian, African-American, Asian-American, or Native-American.
Similarly, how would his development at midlife differ depending upon
whether he lived in New York City, Tucson, or Memphis?
Write a 4–5-page paper in Word format. Your paper should
be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with normal
one-inch margins, written in APA style, and free of typographical and
grammatical errors. It should include a title page with a running
head and a reference page. Use the following file naming convention:
By Wednesday, November 25, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Compared and contrasted Erikson’s and Levinson’s theories of development during midlife.
Summarized the findings and conclusions of at least two research studies examining Erikson’s and Levinson’s theories.
Applied Erikson’s and
Levinson’s theories to describe Jeff’s physical, social, cognitive, and
emotional development as he has transitioned from early adulthood into
Applied Erikson’s and
Levinson’s theories to predict Jeff’s development as he moves through
middle adulthood and into late adulthood.
Addressed issues of diversity as they might impact Jeff’s development in the above-mentioned domains.
Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice
Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and
references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other
elements of style