A Interview Paper On Intergenerational Interview

1763 Words May 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
Intergenerational Interview Paper
The person that I interviewed was my mother, Catherine Scurlark. I thought I knew everything there was to know about her, but after this interview I feel like I have a much better perception about who she actually is and how the impact of events has shaped her into the woman that she is today. My mom is 50 years of age – according to Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development, that puts her in the middle adulthood (generativity vs. stagnation) category. I am 20 years old, therefore my Eriksonian stage is the early adulthood, which puts me in the intimacy vs. isolation group. Since my mom is a little over 500 miles away; this interview was over the telephone taken on the day of April 2, 2016. My mom is from a small town in west Texas made up of 3,000 residents named Stanton, Texas. She is now living in the big city Houston, Texas where she is a 6th grade English as a second language (ESL) teacher. My mom received her bachelor’s degree in Education at Lubbock Christian University. She has been one of the most influential women in my life and has molded me to be the strong young woman that I am now.
Normative age-graded life influences According to John Santrock, normative age-grade influences occur in a similar way for most people in a group. (Santrock, 2013, p. 7) Some examples of normative age-grade influences include: parenthood, entering the workforce, a child leaving home for college, having grandchildren, retiring,…

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