Throughout the HSBE I and II courses, you have explored the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of different phases of the human life span. You have explored life-span development theories that help to explain human behavior. You also have considered how the social environment influences individuals and their behavior.
Gathering facts about a client’s life span through the interview process is an important social work skill. This week, you practice this skill by interviewing an older adult using the questions in the Life Span Interview document available in this week’s resources. For this week’s Assignment you transform your interview notes into a narrative—that is, a life story—of the older adult you interviewed. You interweave within this narrative an analysis of the life story by applying person and the environment concepts to your understanding and interpretation of that story.
By Day 7
Submit a 3- to 5-page paper in which you provide a narrative analysis of the Life Span Interview you completed. The paper should:
- Provide a chronological history of the individual’s major life experiences.
- Identify specific biological, psychological and sociological influences that shaped the individual’s experience.
- Analyze the individual’s experiences by applying theory and concepts learned throughout both HBSE courses.
- Provide your reflection of the experience, both in interviewing the individual and analyzing their narrative.
- Explain what you learned and how you will apply this to future social work practice.
Support your Assignment with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references
Life Span Interview
As put forward by Kail and Cavanaugh (2018), break down of one’s life span into childhood, adulthood, and late adulthood stages and assessing the biological, psychological, and sociological influences on one’s life helps in the development of a better understanding in light of the growth and development of an individual. According to Berk (2017), human beings are of complex nature in a variety of ways and it is highly crucial for a human to understand the crucial stages of development for being able to address various concerns and challenges that might present themselves. This paper is a life span interview for a 68-year-old African America female. It includes a chronological history of her major life experiences, specific biological, psychological and sociological influences that shaped her experience, analysis of her experiences by application of theory and concepts learned, a reflection of the experience in interviewing her and analyzing her narrative, and an explanation of what is learned and how it is applicable in future social work practice…….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10