Discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages that may occur when applying these theories to human behavior.

Influences of Environment on Behavior and the Family System

Understanding different theoretical frameworks and how they can be applied to people at different ages and stages of life is important as a Human Service Professional. It is important to know how to use knowledge that you have learned and be able to relate it to the clients you are working with to help assist in developing goals, intervention and/or treatment plans.

Assignment Directions

For this Assignment, you will respond to questions related to information in Chapter 11. In your paper, you will be discussing the theories of Erikson, Peck, and Levinson and explain how these relate to understanding human behavior and environment during the life stages of young adulthood and older adulthood. Use the Unit 6 Assignment Template to complete and submit your work.

Please address the following:

Briefly define the Erikson, Peck and Levinson theory as related to young adulthood and middle adulthood.
Discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages that may occur when applying these theories to human behavior.
Give examples of how each of the 3 theories, Erikson, Peck, and Levinson, can be applied to human behavior to explain issues that occur in young adulthood and middle adulthood and the transitions between these two life stages.
Identify three professional techniques, strategies, or ideas that you can use to develop your understanding of various theories in order to better understand human behavior and assist clients in a professional relationship.
Assignment Guidelines

As a reminder, you must credit your work when you:

Summarize concepts and theories that you learned in the text, articles, or Internet sources.
Use others’ ideas, theories, and concepts in constructing discussion question responses or completing projects.
Use direct quotes in the context of your project (when quoting directly, you must use quotation marks).
You can also refer to the Writing with Integrity guide found under Academic Tools for additional help and resources for proper citation strategies.

This Assignment assesses the following Course Outcomes:

HN144-5: Relate theoretical frameworks to human behavior.

GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.