The Impact of Life Experiences on Development


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.