Theories of socio-emotional development and aging DQ 4

Compare and contrast the four theories of socio-emotional development and aging. Provide an example for each theory as well as pros and cons for each theoretical concept. How do these four views relate to the Big Five factors of personality?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.


You are assigned to observe a nursing home for this class for a total of 5 days. As you continue to observe, you notice how those who are in late adulthood react to you and their staff members. You overhear a conversation between a group of three older people regarding death. Based on this conversation, describe the links between personality and mortality. Consider the Big Five personality factors that are specific to older adults. In addition, identify the changes in the self that an older adult experiences.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.


Describe the attitudes toward death at different points from a cognitive standpoint of the (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and late adulthood) in the life span.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.


Life expectancy levels have changed over the last decade. How have the changes in life expectancy affected how people experience death in the last 10 years as opposed to the past 100 years? Address the issues in determining death when death occurs and the spiritual and emotional decisions we must make regarding death.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

textbook: Santrock, J. W. (2017). Life-span development (16th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

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