Socioemotional development determines how we see ourselves and how others see us. This two-way interchange begins during our earliest experiences with our primary care givers and continues through to our final moments.
To prepare to prepare for this Synthesis Paper, review this week’s Learning Resources. Then select a socioemotional issue, such as self-esteem, risk taking, body image, gender identity, disability, forming relationships, or another issue of your choosing.
To complete this Synthesis Paper, write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you examine how the issue you select manifests in each of the following developmental stages:
- Early childhood
- Early adulthood
- Middle adulthood
- Late adulthood
You should provide examples of the issue you select at each developmental stage of human aging. Cite at least two sources from the Learning Resources in your paper.
Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.