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Theory Application Paper (30% of your grade)
Students are required to apply course content to content from one of the books listed below. This requires that students must read one of the books below as well as the required reading from the texts used in this course. The length of the paper should be 10-15 pages in length. Students must submit the final draft of the paper to TurnItIn on Blackboard, and you must also submit a hard copy in class. If you wish to read a book not on this list, you must have it approved in advance by the instructor.
Specific directions for this paper are:
- Introduction to the paper
- Address how two life stages of human growth and development fit or do not fit in relation to one or more of the characters’ lives in your book. Use Erickson’s Psychosocial Model for this section.
- Identify significant life events from the following categories and show how they have influenced the character in his or her development and/or relationships.
1) Micro life events:
- a) Experiences which involve primarily the behavior of the character selected;
- b) The character’s reaction and functional or dysfunctional coping strategies to stressors;
2) Mezzo life events:
- a) The character’s experiences with other individuals and small groups within the social environment;
- b) Influential intimate interpersonal relationships;
- c) Relationships with families, peer groups and immediate work groups.
3) Macro life events:
- a) Using Dual Perspective, discuss a person’s interactions with organizations and systems;
- b) Poverty, discrimination, social pressures, and the effects of social policies.
- Apply the following theories to one of the characters in the book selected.
1) Systems Theory
2) Your choice of two (2) additional theories: Cognitive Development, Moral Development, Behaviorism, Feminism, and Humanistic Theory.
- Identify and discuss diversity and global issues related to the character (e.g., age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation).
- Conclusion to the paper
- Reference page (Must use APA format)
- Angelou, M. (1983). I know why the caged bird sings.
- Butler, O. (2004). Kindred.
- Crow Dog, M. (with Erdoes, R.). (1991). Lakota Woman.
- Dirie, W., & Miller, C. (1999). Desert flower: The extraordinary journey of a desert nomad.
- Filipovic, Z., (2006). Zlata’s diary: A child’s life in Sarajevo (Pribichevich-Zoric, C., Trans.) (Rev.ed.).
- Frank, A. (1952). The diary of a young girl (Mooyaart-Doubleday, B. M., Trans.). Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
- Gibbons, K. (1997). Ellen Foster.
- Greensberg, J. (1984). In this sign: The highly acclaimed novel of a family whose love and courage enable them to survive in the silent world of the deaf.
- Knowles, J. (2003). A separate peace.
- Kozol, J. (1996). Amazing grace: The lives of children and the conscience of a nation.
- Lee, H. (1960). To kill a mockingbird.
- Nazer, M., &, Lewis, D. (2005). Slave: My true story.
- Oates, J. C. (1994). Foxfire: Confessions of a girl gang member.
- Pelzer, D. (1995). A child called it.
16.Sasson, J. P. (2001). Princess: A true story of life behind the veil in Saudi Arabia.
- Stockett, K. (2009). The help.
- Thomas, P. (1997). Down these mean streets (Rev. ed.).
- Walls, J. (2005). The glass castle.
- Yen Mah, A. (2001). Chinese Cinderella: True story of an unwanted daughter.