In one to two paragraphs, create your own developmental theory of change for Michelle Obama’s narrative of adolescence and young adulthood in Becoming. How is she growing, changing, and learning as a person?
As she describes going to her new schools, encountering new groups of people, social contexts, and expectations – how does she make sense of her new situations?
Please use the following as guiding questions:
· How does she change in these new situations?
· How does she stay the same in these new situations?
· Does her understanding of structures of society change as she encounters new experiences?
A. In one paragraph, please describe what Erickson’s theory of psychosocial development is, referencing each of the 8 stages. How does Erickson use stages as a way to describe individual development over the course of a lifetime?
B. In theory, the narrative in Michelle Obama’s Becoming, Ch 5 & Ch 6, would correspond to Erickson’s stages of “Adolescence” and “Young Adulthood.” In a final paragraph or two, please answer the following:
· In what ways does her narrative seem to hold true to Erickson’s stages?
· In what ways does her narrative make you question the “truth” of the stages?
· Please consider – are all of the stages “resolved” in the way that Erickson suggests?