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Life Course Theory_Application of Human Development Theories Order Description Please read the required readings and answer all of the questions under assignment section. Readings • Elder Jr, G. H. (1994). Time, human agency, and social change: Perspectives on the life course. Social psychology quarterly, 4-15. • Elder, G. H., & Rockwell, R. C. (1979). The life-course and human development: An ecological perspective. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2(1), 1-21. (link) http://www.unc.edu/~elder/presentations/srcd-97.html Objectives • Outline and exemplify the 4 key principles of Life-Course Theory • Explain how Life Course theory developed Overview Depending on when you were born, you have different attitudes about certain things. The idea is that events in your life influence your outcomes for the life-course. 4 Key Principles of Life-Course Theory 1. principle of historical time: that the life course of individuals is embedded in and shaped by the historical times and events they experience over their lifetime. 2. principle, that of timing in lives: that the developmental impact of a life transition or event is contingent on when it occurs in a person’s life. 3. principle of linked lives: that lives are lived interdependently and that social and historical influences are expressed through this network of shared relationships 4. principle of human agency states that individuals construct their own life course through the choices and actions they take within the constraints of history and social circumstances” ________________________________________ Assignment 1. Summarize the Children of the Depression/ Berkley & Oakland studies. What did researchers infer from this data? 2. Describe and give an example of each of the 4 principles of Life Course Theory. 1) Historical Time 2) Timing in lives 3) Linked lives 4) Humans agency After all of your readings and work, how do you feel about the Life Course theory? What are the advantages and disadvantages of researching with this model? Most of the theorists you will learn about this semester are deceased. Glen Elder, however, is still alive and working. If you could ask him one question, what would it be? *Read all of the required readings and answer all of the questions above thoroughly.

Long Essay Luna

Order Description
Long Essay Options for Critical Reading 101
Wow, we are almost at the end of our time as a cohesive unit, so that means we are heading to the most important parts of assessment!!!
Here are the topic options:
1) Explain how Peters tells Regan and Liam’s story in flashback and how that connects to the theme of the book. Please include exactly what you believe the lessons learned in this book include and how it relates to life experience using text to text or text to life
connections.
2) Compare and contrast this book with any other book you have recently read that contains similar subject matter. Use details and references from both books to enhance your essay and support your thesis. 3) Analyze the relationship between Regan and Liam/Luna and their interactions. How does Liam’s growth vary with Regan’s and vice versa? Explain the parents’ cardboard cutout characterizations in the book and how it impacts the development of Regan and Liam and
their development as a family.
4) How would you characterize the family dynamic here? Why are the parents such “cartoons” here? Who is

more to blame here, mom or dad? Why? Explain how this dynamic sets the tone for the book.

A) Submit as a word document times new roman #12 font double spaced.

B) 5-7 pages in length.

C) Submission to the Online writing center (Links to an external site.) and using their feedback to complete your paper is required for full credit.

E) Final Copies are

Some Writing Tips:

1) Use some significant prewriting process or strategy such as the paragraph frames document or outlining before you start writing a draft.

2) Make a strong thesis statement as you prewrite so that your essay provides some “ahas” and engagement for the reader.

3) Provide citations and details from the book to enhance and support your points. You need to provide evidence of engaged reading of this book in your essay.

4) Strong conclusions are essential. When you go to a restaurant, the meal could be excellent, the service adequate but if the coffee and dessert are terrible, you won’t go back. Why, because the last part is the first part we recall.

5) Really good conclusions extend the thesis statement providing new perspective on your issue as a result of pondering what you’ve read.

read the document carefully and click on the and examine the rubric below to see how the assignment will be graded.

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