Life Story Interview Analysis

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Human beings are so complex in many ways and it is important for us to understand all developmental stages across the whole lifespan, such as childhood, adulthood, and late adulthood. The science of human developments is a field of study that devoted to understand how and why people change or remain the same over time at all ages in all different circumstances (Berk, 2014). One of common research methods in human development is life story interview which can be an opportunity to help us to learn more about another person and to discover one’s life.
To better understand the development of a person as well as the close relationship between oneself and lifespan development, I have conducted a life story interview with one of my friends
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In this theory, Diana Baumrind (1971) conducted information on child rearing by observations of parents interacting with their children and concluded that there are four dimensions of parent¬ing styles - authoritative, authoritarian, permissive indulgent, and permissive uninvolved (Baumrind, 1971; Maccoby & Martin, 1983) -that involve the interactions of responsiveness and control which could impact reliably children's social, emotional, and cognitive functioning. As the result, studies by Coopermith S. (1967), Buri J. and others (1988), and Baumrind (1996) had shown that authoritative parents engage their children with the highest self-reliance, self-esteem and social …show more content…
In Piaget’s theory, the central concept is adaptations of cognitive structures or one’s mind, which help children to ensure that their knowledge is a good fit to the environment (Keenan T, 2000). According to Piaget’s theory, cognitive development of children is a process of revision, which means they revise what they have learnt to be a better fit to the world, through four stages: Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operation, and Formal Operation. The stage of formal operations begins at young people around ages 11 to 20, in which they expand the dimensions for systematic and specific thinking (Berk, 2014). Formal operational stage allows adolescents to reason themselves about complex tasks and problems solving in multiple variables of the world. Adolescents in this stage also can develop the abstract thinking that helps them to imagine a wide range of problem solution and to learn more knowledge from their experiences as well as from their

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