Developmental theory

Case Study Paper: This paper counts for 15% of the final grade. This paper should be no longer than 5 pages double spaced (1” margins,

with 12 point, Times New Roman font). You must select an individual to study from early childhood through adolescence (between 6 months

and 16 years of age). This individual can be a family member or child of a friend or coworker. Make sure you have permission to observe

this child/adolescent from his/her caregivers. You should describe the physical, cognitive, and social, emotional, and moral development

of this individual. You should also highlight the impact of the environment and biology and implications for future development. You will

use the text as a basis for your observations and discussion. You may also use other sources as needed. Be sure to include references to

the text and any sources you use. To help you write this paper, some topics to discuss are included on the next page. Each major topic

must be included, but the subtopics are merely suggestions.

• Introduction (1 point)
• Physical Development (4 points)
 Describe the child’s physical development
 Fine motor
 Gross motor
 Physical characteristics
 Interests
 Strengths
 Challenges
o What is the impact of genetics and the environment on the child’s physical development?
• Cognitive Development (4 points)
 Describe the child’s cognitive development
 Piagetian stage(s)
 Learning strategies
 Information processing
 Self-beliefs about knowledge
 Strengths
 Challenges
o What is the impact of genetics and the environment on the child’s cognitive development?
• Social, Emotional Moral Development (4 points)
o Describe the child’s social emotional development in terms of:
 Eriksonian challenges and stages
 Child’s type of attachment
 Temperament
 Personality
 Motivation and self-regulation
o What is the impact of genetics and the environment on the child’s social, emotional, and moral development?
• Conclusion and lessons learned about development (2 points)

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