Your Perfect Assignment is Just a Click Away

We Write Custom Academic Papers

100% Original, Plagiarism Free, Customized to your instructions!


Barry University Social Science Question

Barry University Social Science Question

Question Description

I’m working on a social science writing question and need support to help me learn.

Students will complete a short paper of at least 3 pages in length and not longer than 5 pages based on an interview with a person old enough to remember the decades of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The paper should describe the individual’s most memorable 1) personal event, AND 2) one cultural/social/political event during EACH of the three decades. Next, the paper should discuss how these events helped shape the individual’s psychosocial and/or cognitive development.

The purpose of the developmental paper is to apply developmental conceptual material to a “real life” individual. The paper will emphasize the influence of social structures expressed as risk or protective factors and any traumatic experiences that have shaped the developmental experiences and outcomes of an individual.
Developmental Paper outline:
Important information:
a. Number of pages for each section is an estimate.
b. Each section provided in bold (below) should correspond to a subheading in the paper. These are the only subheadings that you need in the paper.
Paper Structure:
1. Introduction (about a paragraph … “The purpose of this paper is …”)
2. Summary of relevant biographical information (2-3 pages)
a. Include factual information from birth to the current situation.
b. Include information on key life events and/or turning points relevant to understanding the individual’s trajectory.
c. Include information that provides a “backdrop” for subsequent discussion of two key developmental experiences (discussed further under Developmental Concepts, presented in sections 3 and 4)
d. Include information that provides evidence for the identification of narrative theme(s) (summarized from a transcript of the interview provided in section 5).
3. Developmental Concept #1 (3-4 pages)
a. Presentation of the concept
i. Define and explain the concept consistent with the textbook definition/explanation.

ii. Include information about the concept’s relevance to its corresponding developmental stage.
iii. Include a discussion of the concept’s relevance to other concepts – information.
iv. Include significance of concept to developmental outcomes.
b. Presentation of developmental experience
i. Describe the developmental experience and clarify age/stage when the experience occurred.
ii. Include other information about experience relevant to subsequent analysis (e.g., cultural/contextual information).
iii. Include how experience is indicative of continuity or change in an individual’s life course. (Or, could do this in part “c”)
c. Analysis: Linkage of developmental experience with the concept
i. Include information about what aspects of experience illustrate dimensions of the concept presented in Section 3 part a.
ii. Include an explanation of how/why the story and conceptual information provide insight and increased understanding of individual change within a developmental framework.
4. Developmental concept #2 (3-4 pages)
This is structured exactly like section 3 but with a different concept and experience or story shared during the interview.
5. Summarize the individual’s narrative using developmental information included in sections 3 and 4 as evidence to support observations and conclusions. (1-3 pages)
a. Include identification/discussion of narrative identity based on information presented (e.g., “As can be seen in the previous discussion, my aunt is the kind of person who ….”)
b. Include information about how an individual’s experience of a relevant issue/concept contributed to the individual’s understanding of self.
c. Include information about how a student’s assessment or understanding of a person’s narrative as illustrated, in part, by a discussion of two developmental issues is similar to or different from an individual’s perception, and why.
6. Conclusion (one paragraph)
Some additional information that may be helpful:
For more information on narrative psychology, you may want to look at the following article, available online through our library:
Singer, J. A. (2004). Narrative identity and meaning-making across the adult lifespan: An introduction. Journal of Personality, 72(3), 437-468.
The following are a few quotes from Singer (2004) that may be useful:
“To do research in narrative identity is to embrace a lifespan developmental perspective on personality. Biological and cognitive changes, role demands of particular life stages, historical and cohort influences all conspire to make an individual’s narrative a fluid and evolving work in progress” (p. 445).
“… Their personal narratives, their “narrative identity,” situates them meaningfully in their culture, providing unity to their past, present, and anticipated future” (pp. 445-446).

Order Solution Now

Our Service Charter

1. Professional & Expert Writers: Gold Grades only hire the best. Our writers are specially selected and recruited, after which they undergo further training to perfect their skills for specialization purposes. Moreover, our writers are holders of masters and Ph.D. degrees. They have impressive academic records, besides being native English speakers.

2. Top Quality Papers: Our customers are always guaranteed papers that exceed their expectations. All our writers have +5 years of experience. This implies that all papers are written by individuals who are experts in their fields. In addition, the quality team reviews all the papers before sending them to the customers.

3. Plagiarism-Free Papers: All papers provided by Gold Grades are written from scratch. Appropriate referencing and citation of key information are followed. Plagiarism checkers are used by the Quality assurance team and our editors just to double-check that there are no instances of plagiarism.

4. Timely Delivery: Time wasted is equivalent to a failed dedication and commitment. Gold Grades is known for timely delivery of any pending customer orders. Customers are well informed of the progress of their papers to ensure they keep track of what the writer is providing before the final draft is sent for grading.

5. Affordable Prices: Our prices are fairly structured to fit all groups. Any customer willing to place their assignments with us can do so at very affordable prices. In addition, our customers enjoy regular discounts and bonuses.

6. 24/7 Customer Support: At Gold Grades, we have put in place a team of experts who answer all customer inquiries promptly. The best part is the ever-availability of the team. Customers can make inquiries anytime.