Stage of Human development: Becoming an older adult is a natural life transition. However, many 21stcentury images, media and policies either de-value older adults or create a culture of fear of aging. Not only are social workers likely to have older adults as clients-but we are also going to become part of this group one day. It is important to critically look at the impact of various micro-and macro-factors that impact the well-being and health of older adults. For this essay your stage of development is older adulthood.

Textbook Chapter Concepts: 14 and/or 15Approved Theories:1) Theories of aging and/or 2) Developmental theory (there are multiple theories in these two categories).

For each essay, you must:

Select an article that targets the approved stage of human development.

Identify one or more of the approved theories you intend to use for your essay.

Read your article at least two times. After reading your article, think about how your chosen theory explains, predicts, and/or analyzes the primary social issue in your article.

Write your essay applying concepts from the theory you selected addressing the social issue. The goal is to explain what is taking place in the article using different theoretical concepts that explain or refute what is taking place. You should analyze your social issue using these particular concepts to explain your position. In Essays 2, you will use concepts associated with the approved theories and stages of human development to explain the social issue in your article and your position on the issue.

FORMAT:

No cover page AND no title

Your essay should be 2 full page (minimum) to 3 pages (maximum);

On first page type your HEADER in the upper right-hand corner: First/ Last Name Theory Application Essay #__ (date)

Use paragraphs [Note: paragraphs must be at least 3 sentences long in order to stand alone as a paragraph!], complete sentences, correct spelling, and punctuation as well as express your original ideas clearly

Only 1 “direct quote” is allowed per essay;

Upload or attach a copy of your article in Blackboard. Do not include the article link in or at the end of your essay as a substitute. You must include the article full text;

Use 6thedition APA format to cite your two sources (textbook AND chosen article) CORRECTLY within the text of your paragraphs in your essay and Include a Reference page with your essay, which also must be correctly formatted in 6thedition APA.

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