Write a reflection paper focused on the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes that occur in middle adulthood. Your paper must address the following concepts:
- Identify the major patterns of physical development and changes that occur in middle adulthood, and explain the nature of those changes.
- Identify the major brain structures involved in the cognitive changes that occur during middle adulthood, and explain how those cognitive changes manifest themselves.
- What is the stage of development outlined by Erik Erikson specifically during middle adulthood? Describe the theories of moral development during middle adulthood as outlined in the textbook as they relate to this stage. Explain the role of religion, spirituality, and meaning in life as related to moral development.
- Discuss the impact of life responsibilities on emotional development, relationships, career development, and leisure during middle adulthood.
In all four areas identified above, reflect on your own life and the lives of family members to give examples that demonstrate the concepts.
Your paper should be a minimum of three pages in length and follow APA formatting. You must locate one article from the CSU Online Library to support your points in the paper.