(Answered) SOCW-6210 week 2:Classifications of Life-Span Development

When did you become an adult? Was it the day you graduated from high school? Or, was it the day you moved out of your parents’ or caregivers’ home? Your description of what it means to be an adult and how and when an adolescent transitions into adulthood may differ from that of your colleagues.

The authors of your course text, Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman, use the term young and middle adulthood to identify the life-span time period between age 18 and 65. This classification distinguishes this time in the life of an individual from childhood and adolescence and from the later years of adulthood.

Is the authors’ young and middle adulthood classification a useful one? What is especially useful and not useful about the classification? What changes would you make to the authors’ classification to make it more applicable to your role as a social worker?

For this Discussion, you analyze the author’s life-span classification and suggest ways to improve it.

By Day 3


  • A new classification (or possibly multiple classifications) to replace the authors’ young and middle adulthood classification
  • A definition of your new classification(s)
  • Support for your new classification(s). for example, this support may include references to theory and empirical research findings and should reflect the current understanding of biological, psychological, and social development
  • An implication your new classification might have regarding social work practice


It is quite difficult to identify the exact time when one transition from the childhood stage, young adult, to adult. Many researchers have come up with many ideas about life stages and have characterized one’s stage of life-based on their age. In addition, the society has established beliefs regarding age groups and age sets. However, besides age, there are many other aspects that affect one’s growth and development from childhood to adulthood including psychological, sociological, biological, physical, and sexual aspects (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2016)……Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5