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The paper aims to explore the lifespan through a case study of a person at least 70 years old. A case study is a qualitative research design that looks in depth at a specific person or situation. The purpose of this assignment is to learn this person’s story of their development process throughout their entire lifespan. You will be doing so through the three major aspects of development, physical (biological), cognitive, and socioemotional. You must also link the person’s story to the theories of developmental psychology that you have studied throughout the course. Thus, this project is not something you can begin one week before it is due.
You should select your participant in the early stages of the class and work on the assignment by at least the beginning of Module 5. An interview, or more likely, a series of interviews with your participant, will be required to collect the depth of information needed to complete this assignment. Once the data is collected, you will write the story of this person’s life from a developmental psychology perspective. What were the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional developmental aspects of this person’s life? You should thoroughly explore all of these aspects. You are telling this person’s life story in terms of how they developed. The other equally important part of this assignment is to connect this story to the theories and milestones of development that you have been studying during this class. The best way to achieve both of these requirements is to integrate the developmental theories into the story. For example, you might want to discuss Piaget’s formal operational stage when looking at your participant’s adolescent years. The story aspect and the theoretical aspect are worth the same number of points, so your paper length should be close to evenly divided between these two aspects.
The paper should be a minimum of 8-pages, but not more than 9-pages, and use APA 7 format. The page requirement does not include the title page or the reference page. You must use a minimum of five scholarly references as part of completing this paper. This assignment is worth 200 points.

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