Complete a 7- to 9-page paper with the following criteria:
Choose four events from your life which you believe had a significant impact on your development. There must be at least one event from childhood, one from adolescence, and one from adulthood; the fourth event may be in any one of those three stages.
For each of the life events selected, do the following:
- Describe the life event as age-graded, history-graded, or non-normative.
- Explain how it was significant to your development and why, including how it impacted or changed you cognitively, psychologically, and/or socially.
- Explain how each event and its associated changes influenced your identity development through your lifespan.
- Support your statements with developmental theory and integration of knowledge you gained throughout the course. This should include the text resource and at least one additional peer-reviewed article for each event.
Remember this is not a narrative of your life, but rather an analysis of developmental influences using yourself as the case study. Your introduction should include an overview of the significance of life experiences on development; your conclusions should include a brief recap of key points in your paper, and any new perspectives gained from your analyses.
The Final Project will be evaluated according to the Final Project Rubric located in the Course Information area. Be sure that the Final Project is written using APA format and the final project template.