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Those Were The Days

Those Were The Days

For this assignment you will interview an adult age 65+. This can be a family member, neighbor, co-worker, friend, etc. 

Step 1: Learn about their story by asking the following questions and including their answers (4 points):  1.) If you could go back in time, what age would you choose to be again and why?   

2.) Describe the person who has influenced your life the most and why?   

3.) In what ways do younger generations differ from yours? In what ways are you similar?   

4.) Create your own question to ask your respondent.      

Step 3: Using each of the following theories, give your interpretation and analysis of your respondent using the following resources:                  

Erikson Integrity vs Despair Theory(reference pg. 389-391 in OER text) (1 point)                  Socioemotional Selectivity Theory (reference pg. 391-392 in OER text) (1 point)                  Disengagement Theory (see module page in “Late Adulthood) (1 point)                                           Activity Theory (see module page in “Late Adulthood) (1 point)     

Step 4: Describe something you have in common with your respondent. What have they taught you about aging and life? (1 point)