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PLEASE  USE RESOURCES PROVIDED The theme of Positive Psychology in the field of

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The theme of Positive Psychology in the field of Human Development.
Write about the remaining three themes of Multiculturalism, Biology and Sociology, and the Feminist Perspectives.   Have they augmented your views on Human Development?
Compare these new theories to the older theories of Freud, Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky and Bandura. 
Please provide an integrative theme for ‘what you know now that you didn’t know then’
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Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2000) contend that if the study of

Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2000) contend that if the study of human development turns towards a “positive psychology” then:
…the social and behavioral sciences can play an enormously important role.  They can articulate a vision of the good life that is empirically sound while being understandable and attractive.  They can show what actions lead to well-being, to positive individuals, and to thriving communities.  Psychology should be able to help document what kinds of families result in children who flourish, what work settings support the greatest satisfaction among workers, what policies result in the strongest civic engagement, and how people’s lives can be most worth living  (44-45)
One goal of positive psychology is to move beyond just describing our social reality to prescribing social policies that can transform society.
Read Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi Positive psychology: An introduction. ( INCLUDED PDF)
1 – What three ideas do they present in contrast to ‘psychology as pathology’?
2 – What are the implications of their ideas for social policy and/or your life?

5 SHORT ANSWERS / NO NEED FOR REFERENCE 1)Briefly explain the changes in the bra

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1)Briefly explain the changes in the brain that contribute to changes in adolescent thinking.
2)Briefly explain how an adolescent’s thinking is different from that of younger children. Use Piaget’s concept of formal operational thought to help you explain differences.
3)As we mature, we gain skills in new areas. We may be novices in some areas and possibly have achieved expertise in another. Please outline the steps from novice to expert. Then,1) Share an aspect of your life (e.g., cooking or playing guitar) that matter to you, 2) identify your level of expertise in that area; and 30 give evidence that justifies your belief that you have that level of expertise.
4)What are the “Big Five” Personality Traits? Please give an example of how knowing about the ‘big-five’ would help in developmental research.
5)What is Gender Identity? What is Sexual Orientation? Why is it important to know how they relate but also how they are distinct?

PLEASE ONLY USE SOURCES PROVIDED First, discuss how your personal views of pers

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First, discuss how your personal views of personality, cognition and physical state of old age has been influenced by the developmental theories of aging to which you have been exposed. (Lally & Valentine-French: Chapter 9)
Then, research each of the theories of aging of  Robert Peck, Daniel Levinson and Bernice Neugarten. These theorists are not in the Lally & French-Valentine textbook. You will need to search and find information on these three theories. Be sure to cite and reference your source(s) in APA format.
Reflect on how your reading of each of the social theories (Erikson, Peck, Levinson, and Neugarten) changed (or did not change) your mind about older adulthood.  Include information from all 4 theories.
Finally, finish your essay by quickly writing several responses to this phrase, “When I am old I will …”
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