In order to ensure your assessment is correctly identified, the information and declaration below must be copied and pasted on to the title page of each written assessment. You must enter your own details prior to submission.
ACAP Student ID: 166526
Name: Alexandra Koehler
Course: Developmental Psychology
Educator: Peter Meister
Assessment Name: Assignment 1
Assessment Number: 1
Term & Year: 3 & 2012
Word Count: 2,195
I declare that this assessment is my own work, based on my own personal research/study . I also declare that this assessment, nor parts of it, has not been previously submitted for any other unit/module or course, and that I have not copied in part or whole or otherwise plagiarised the work of another student and/or persons. I have read the ACAP Student Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Policy and understand its implications.
I also declare, if this is a practical skills assessment, that a Client/Interviewee Consent Form has been read and signed by both parties, and where applicable parental consent has been obtained.
The term development can be defined as “systematic changes and continuities in the individual from conception to death” (Sigelman & Rider, 2009). I am going to discuss how I have applied two developmental theories to an aspect of my own adult life. This concerns my entry into university at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). The two developmental theories I have chosen to discuss are Erik Erikson’s theory of the eight psychosocial stages where I discuss stagnation versus generativity and Howard Gardner’s theory of different intelligences where I will talk about number six interpersonal and number seven intrapersonal which relates to my decision to go to ACAP. I will also include the idea that one aspect missing from these two theories is the spiritual component to adult development which was a part...