The Final Paper project offers you the opportunity to creatively apply your understanding of the theories and developmental stages covered in this course to a movie character of your choice. You will watch one of the movies listed below from the perspective of a developmental theorist. This gives you an opportunity to dig deeper into one of the major theories/theorists we studied this semester and apply that theory in a more concrete manner. Please choose only ONE theory or theorist to focus on. You may reference other theories/theorists, but you must focus on ONE overall theory or theorist for the paper. Make sure that you state which theory and movie character you will be using in your introduction paragraph. You will also include a solid description of the theory in the first few paragraphs to give the rest of the paper context. Choose only one character to focus on. Pretend you are writing a case study on the character from the perspective of the theory that you choose.
Your paper should have a strong integration of both theory and movie excerpts throughout the paper. I do not want a summary of the movie. I want an explanation of the observed developmental stages presented in the movie and examples to support them. For each example you provide, please say how or why that example fits the theory. If a particular example does not fit the model, please include a few sentences about how it does not fit. There will likely be some parts of the movie or the characters that do not fit the model well. In this case, feel free to talk a bit about another theory/theorist that might better explain the developmental stage.
As part of APA style, you will include a cover page, reference page, headers with page numbers, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double spaced, and so forth. There is no need to include an abstract.
– You must include at least five sources, two of which must come from academic journals.
– Your essay must also include an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. College-level writing is required.
Theory: Erikson’s Psychological Theory/stages
Character: Mason from the film Boyhood.
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