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CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: ADULTHOOD

Overview

How can a person live a happy life? How can we better cope with stresses in our lives and become more resilient? Development does not stop at adulthood. We continue to change and grow because life is not static. In early adulthood, most people focus on developing friendships and partnerships as well as developing a work life. In middle adulthood, people are affected by a wide variety of situations, such as becoming a parent, switching careers, caring for aging parents, coping with a chronic illness, or weathering financial issues. For this assignment, you will apply the concepts you’ve learned to analyze a case study focused on middle adulthood or later adulthood.

Preparation

· If you have not done so, choose one of the following case studies from your Broderick and Blewitt textbook. Each case study includes a set of questions that can guide your analysis of the pertinent issues for the particular case.

. Luis, page 589.

. Isabelle, page 630.

· If you did not finish your research last week, search the Capella library for peer-reviewed articles. If you’re unfamiliar with the library, the “Finding Articles” section of the 
Master’s in Psychology Research Guide
 is a great place to start your search. You must include at least five properly cited resources.

Instructions

The case study analysis should be a maximum of six pages, including the introduction and conclusion, each of which should be roughly one-half page long. The body of the paper should not exceed five pages.

Organize your paper as follows, including headings for each section:

· Title Page

· Introduction: An introduction that includes an overview of the paper contents, including a brief summary and background information regarding the case study.

· Case Study Analysis:

. Presenting Challenges: Explain the presenting challenge or challenges and primary issue or issues.

. Lifespan Theory: Analyze lifespan development theories to determine the most appropriate theory or theories to apply to the case study.

. Intervention Process: Apply the appropriate lifespan development theory to support an identified intervention process.

. Individual and Cultural Differences: Describe the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.

· Conclusion: Summarize the case study context, challenges, and interventions.

· References: Cite five or more peer-reviewed articles as well as your course text to support your assertions.

Additional Requirements

· Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.

· APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and format. Refer to 
Evidence and APA
 as needed.

· Number of references: Your paper should include at least five properly cited peer-reviewed articles in addition to the text containing the case study.

· Length: 5–6 double-spaced pages of content plus title and reference pages.

· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 points.

Refer to the scoring guide to ensure you meet the grading criteria for this assignment.

SCORING GUIDE

Your work will be evaluated using this criteria.


VIEW SCORING GUIDE

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

· Competency 1: Analyze how lifespan development theories and related research explain aspects of human growth and behavior at different ages.

. Analyze lifespan development theories to determine the most appropriate theory or theories to apply to the case study.

· Competency 2: Assess the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development across the lifespan.

. Describe the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.

· Competency 3: Identify evidence-based interventions to address specific developmental issues.

. Apply the appropriate lifespan development theory to support an identified intervention process.

· Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions.

. Convey purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.

. Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

CASE STUDY ANALYSIS:

ADULTHOOD

Overview

How can a person live a happy life? How can we better cope with

stresses in our lives and become more resilient? Development does not

stop at adulthood. We continue to change and grow because life is not

static. In early adulthood, most people focus on dev

eloping friendships

and partnerships as well as developing a work life. In middle adulthood,

people are affected by a wide variety of situations, such as becoming a

parent, switching careers, caring for aging parents, coping with a chronic

illness, or weat

hering financial issues. For this assignment, you will apply

the concepts you’ve learned to analyze a case study focused on middle

adulthood or later adulthood.

Preparation

·

If you have not done so, choose one of the foll

owing case studies from your

Broderick and Blewitt textbook. Each case study includes a set of questions that

can guide your analysis of the pertinent issues for the particular case.

o

Luis, page 589.

o

Isabelle, page 630.

·

If you did not finish your research l

ast week, search the

Capella library

for peer

reviewed articles. If you’re unfamiliar with the library, the

“Finding Articles”

section of the

Master’s in Psychology Research Guide

is a great place to start

your search.

You must include at least five properly cited resources.

Instructions

The case study analysis should be a maximum of six pages, including

the introduction and conclusion, each of which should be roughly one

half page long. The body of the paper should not

exceed five pages.

Organize your paper as follows, including headings for each section:

Case Study Analysis: Adulthood Scoring Guide

Due Date: End of Week 8
Percentage of Course Grade: 30%.

CRITERIA

NON-PERFORMANCE

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHED

Analyze lifespan development theories to determine the most appropriate theory or theories to apply to the case study.
27%

Does not identify lifespan development theories.

Identifies but does not analyze lifespan development theories; theories are inappropriate to the case study.

Analyzes lifespan development theories to determine the most appropriate theory or theories to apply to the case study.

Analyzes lifespan development theories to determine the most appropriate theory or theories to apply to the case study and justifies the selection or selections by citing relevant research or examples from similar circumstances.

Apply the appropriate lifespan development theory to support an identified intervention process.
27%

Does not apply a lifespan development theory to support an identified intervention process.

Applies a lifespan development theory that does not support the identified intervention process or is inappropriate to the circumstances described.

Applies the appropriate lifespan development theory to support an identified intervention process.

Applies the appropriate lifespan development theory to support an identified intervention process and supports the selection of the theory with recent academic research or examples from similar circumstances.

Describe the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.
26%

Does not identify the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.

Identifies, but does not describe, the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.

Describes the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study.

Analyzes the potential impact of individual and cultural differences on development for the current age and context described in the case study, and supports analysis with recent academic research or examples from similar circumstances.

Convey purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.
10%

Does not convey purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and writing scholarly standards.

Conveys purpose, but clear and effective communication is inhibited by insufficient supporting evidence or minimal adherence to applicable writing standards.

Conveys purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.

Conveys clear purpose, in a tone and style well-suited to the intended audience. Supports assertions, arguments, and conclusions with relevant, credible, and convincing evidence, exhibiting strict and nearly flawless adherence to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.

Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.
10%

Does not apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

Applies APA style and formatting to scholarly writing incorrectly or inconsistently, detracting noticeably from a good scholarship.

Applies APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

Applies APA style and formatting to scholarly writing and exhibits strict and nearly flawless adherence to stylistic conventions, document structure, and source attributions.

Case Study Analysis: Adulthood Scoring Guide

Due Date:

End of Week 8

Percentage of Course Grade:

30%.

CRITERIA

NON

PERFORMANC

E

BASIC

PROFICIENT

DISTINGUISHE

D

Analyze

lifespan

development

theories to

determine the

most

appropriate

theory or

theories to

apply to the

case study.

27%

Does not

identify

lifespan

development

theories.

Identifies but

does not

analyze

lifespan

development

theories;

theories are

inappr

opriate

to the case

study.

Analyzes

lifespan

development

theories to

determine the

most

appropriate

theory or

theories to

apply to the

case study.

Analyzes

lifespan

development

theories to

determine the

most

appropriate

theory or

theories to apply

to the

case study

and justifies the

selection or

selections by

citing relevant

research or

examples from

similar

circumstances.

Apply the

appropriate

lifespan

development

theory to

support an

identified

intervention

process.

27%

Does not apply

a lifespan

development

theory to

support an

identified

intervention

process.

Applies a

lifespan

development

theory that

does not

support the

identified

intervention

process or is

inappropriate

to the

circumstances

described.

Applies the

appropriate

lifespan

development

theory to

support an

identified

intervention

process.

Applies the

appropriate

lifespan

development

theory to

support an

identified

intervention

process and

supports the

selection of the

theory with

recent acade

mic

research or

examples from

Case Study

Luis is a 52-year-old Cuban-American male who has spent the last 24 years in the human resource field. He is currently a supervisor in the billing department of a midsized hospital in the southeastern part of the United States. He worked hard to obtain a master’s degree while on the job at the hospital and always had high aspirations for himself professionally. Luis has three children from his first marriage, which ended in divorce. His first wife Anna, who is 50, works as a preschool teacher in a school nearby. Their children’s ages are 16, 20, and 22. Both older children started to attend college but may have to drop out temporarily due to financial difficulties. Luis feels that it is his responsibility to support his children’s education, and he has been paying as much of their tuition as he can afford. Luis and his second wife live in a modest home in a community close to Luis’s job and his church, where he is an active member. Luis’s second wife, Sandy, has two boys aged 12 and 14. The younger boy has a serious learning disability and needs extra tutoring and a great deal of parent support to keep up academically. Sandy works part time as a receptionist in a medical practice, allowing her the flexibility to be home when her children return from school. Luis and Sandy support each other and put their family first. Sandy’s widowed mother lives nearby and helps with the children on a regular basis.

Recently, Luis has felt that his job is becoming more complicated and demanding. He has noted a dramatic increase in the amount of paperwork required and a distinct decrease in the time allotted to meet deadlines. His supervisory responsibilities have expanded to include workers from another unit, a change that has significantly increased his workload. His long-time assistant, who had taken over the management of many daily office tasks, was recently reassigned. Luis’s lower back pain, related to a traffic accident that happened when he was younger, has taken a significant turn for the worse. He is feeling more “on edge” during the day and has resumed taking the painkillers his doctor prescribed. He worries about what would happen if he lost his job, especially with so many people depending upon him. Luis has been instrumental in introducing wellness programs for the hospital employees, and he’s even extended some programs to members of his church. However, he feels that these programs are not for him. His employees might not think he’s capable of being their supervisor if he admits to needing self-help. And, he’s always relied on his faith to get him through hard times.

Discussion Questions

1. Consider Luis’s situation: Using a scale from 1 (very low) to 10 (very high), assess his life satisfaction, level of happiness, and overall level of well-being. Identify the risks and protective factors that are present in Luis’s life story. What risks and protections are related to his midlife stage, gender, and culture?

2. What role does religion appear to play in Luis’s life? Assess the benefits and potential problems associated with this part of his story.

3. Assess Luis’s level of stress. Is it acute? Chronic? What is his way of coping? To what degree can he manage his stress more effectively, and how might you help him do this?

Case Study

Luis is a 52

year

old Cuban

American male who has spent the last 24

years in the human resource field. He

is currently a supervisor in the

billing department of a midsized hospital in the southeastern part of the

United States. He worked hard to obtain a m

aster’s degree while on the

job at the hospital and always had high aspirations for himself

professionally. Luis has three children from his first marriage, which

ended in divorce. His first wife Anna, who is 50, works as a preschool

teacher in a school ne

arby. Their children’s ages are 16, 20, and 22.

Both older children started to attend college but may have to drop out

temporarily due to financial

difficulties. Luis feels that it is his

responsibility to support his

children’s education, and he has bee

n

paying as much of their tuition as he can afford. Luis and his second wife

live in a modest home in a community close to Luis’s job and his church,

where he is an active member. Luis’s second wife, Sandy, has two boys

aged 12 and 14. The younger boy has

a serious learning disability and

needs extra tutoring and a great deal of parent support to keep up

academically. Sandy works part time as a receptionist in a medical

practice, allowing her the flexibility to be home when her children return

from school.

Luis and Sandy support each other and put their family first.

Sandy’s widowed mother lives nearby and helps with the

children on a

regular basis.

Recently, Luis has felt that his job is becoming more

complicated and

demanding. He has noted a dramatic inc

rease in the amount of

paperwork required and a distinct decrease in the time allotted to meet

deadlines. His supervisory responsibilities have expanded to include

workers from another unit, a change that has significantly increased his

workload. His long

time assistant, who had taken over the management

of many daily office tasks, was recently reassigned. Luis’s lower back

pain, related to a traffic accident that happened when he was younger,

has taken a significant turn for the worse. He is feeling more “

on edge”

during the day and has resumed taking the painkillers his doctor

prescribed. He worries about what would happen if he lost his job,

especially with so many people depending upon him. Luis has been

instrumental in introducing wellness programs for

the hospital

employees, and he’s even extended some programs to members of his

Case Study

Isabelle and her husband Victor lived together for 53 years in a small, close-knit Italian American section of a big city. Victor made a living for the family working as a forklift operator. Isabelle, a stay-at-home mother when her children were young, returned to work as a sales clerk once the youngest two children entered high school. Isabelle enjoyed her years of full-time mothering, but she also loved the social interaction and camaraderie she found in her job. The family has four grown children, Paul, 51, Sophia, 49, and twins Lenore and Joseph, 45. Paul and his wife own and operate a small restaurant in a nearby suburb. They have two young adult children. Sophia, also married with two children, teaches in a middle school about an hour away from her parents’ home. Lenore has recently remarried after a divorce. She lives with her second husband and her three children in the city. Joseph is a salesperson who has never married but lives in another state with his longtime partner, Joanne.

At this time, the family is struggling to come to grips with Victor’s recent death. After years of robust health, Victor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the last 4 months of his life, he was in and out of the hospital as his health demanded. Isabelle tried to care for him as best she could, but it was very difficult. The side effects of Victor’s treatment protocol left him feeling ill and in need of constant care. The family members tried to help, but the greatest burden fell to Paul because, in this family, the oldest child is perceived to have the most responsibility.

As time went on and it became clear that Victor was dying, Isabelle mentioned to her children that their father had not wanted any extraordinary measures to be used to keep him alive in his final illness. Victor had never put this in writing, but Isabelle was sure of his wishes. Victor’s family physician, a deeply religious man, Victor’s older brother, and Joseph all strongly disagreed with this plan. They believed that every effort should be made to save Victor’s life. One night, Victor lapsed into a coma and was having trouble breathing. Joseph prevailed upon his mother to allow the physician to insert a ventilator. Joseph’s siblings were very upset about this turn of events, for they believed it caused their father unnecessary suffering. Victor died several days later.

Now 4 months after the death of her husband, Isabelle is grieving the loss of her spouse. She lives alone but is seriously contemplating asking her son Paul to let her move in with his family. She quit her job at the department store because she felt she was unable to concentrate well enough to perform in a satisfactory manner. She has been unable to sleep through the night, and her mind keeps returning to memories of Victor during his illness.

Relationships are strained among the children. Neither daughter speaks to Joseph or Joanne because of their disagreement about Victor’s care. Joanne believes that Joseph should “move on” and concentrate on her and their life together. Lenore avoids calling her mother because she does not want to hear her repeat the same troubles over and over again. She uses her hectic schedule as a full-time mother as an excuse. Sophia is somewhat more attentive, but she is also uncomfortable listening to her mother’s reminiscences. She wants to believe that her mother is still the same vibrant person she has always known, so she discounts the sadness she hears in Isabelle’s voice. Paul is overwhelmed by the responsibility he feels for his family, his business, and his mother. He knows his mother is grieving, but he cannot find a way to make her feel better. For her part, Isabelle feels that she has come to the end of her life as well. She believes that she will end up like many of the other lonely widows she knows in her neighborhood.

Discussion Questions

1. What are the emotional and behavioral responses of each person to Victor’s death?

2. Identify the stressors that are operating on this family. Distinguish between those that can be controlled and those that cannot be changed. Develop a list of coping strategies that might be useful in dealing with these problems.

3. As a helper, how would you begin to work with this family? With Isabelle?

Case Study

Isabelle and her husband Victor lived together for 53 years in a small,

close

knit Italian American section of a big city. Victor made a living for

the family working as a forklift operator. Isabelle, a stay

at

home mother

when her

children were young, re

turned to work as a sales clerk once

the youngest two children entered high school. Isabelle enjoyed her

years of full

time mothering, but she also loved the social interaction and

camaraderie she found in her job. The family has four grown children,

Paul,

51, Sophia, 49, and twins Lenore and Joseph, 45. Paul and his

wife own and operate a small restaurant in a nearby suburb. They have

two young adult children. Sophia, also married with two children, teaches

in a middle school about an hour away from her pa

rents’ home. Lenore

has recently remarried after

a divorce. She lives with her second

husband and her three children in the city. Joseph is a salesperson who

has never married but lives in another state with his longtime partner,

Joanne.

At this time, the

family is struggling to come to grips with Victor’s recent

death. After years of robust health,

Victor was diagnosed with pancreatic

cancer. During the last 4

months of his life, he was in and out of the

hospital as his health demanded. Isabelle tried to

care for him as best

she could, but it was very difficult. The side effects of

Victor’s treatment

protocol left him feeling ill and in need of

constant care. The family

members tried to help, but the greatest burden fell to Paul because, in

this family,

the

oldest child is perceived to have the most responsibility.

As time went on and it became clear that Victor was dying, Isabelle

mentioned to her children that their father had not wanted any

extraordinary measures to be used to keep him alive in his f

inal illness.

Victor had never put this in

writing, but Isabelle was sure of his wishes.

Victor’s family

physician, a deeply religious man, Victor’s older brother,

and Joseph all strongly disagreed with this plan. They believed that

every effort should b

e made to save Victor’s life. One night, Victor lapsed

into a coma and was having trouble breathing. Joseph prevailed upon

his mother to allow the physician to insert a ventilator. Joseph’s siblings

were very upset about this turn of events, for they belie

ved it caused

their father unnecessary suffering. Victor died several days later.

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