Alex ranks high among his peers in grades, he has all A’s and takes mostly honor courses. Some of his interests include playing the viola (playing since he was 4), running in cross country, robotics, and engineering on the Science Expo team with his school. He is very open minded and even wanted to try out for football this year, even though he has never played. It came to no surprise that his stro...
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...rg would place Alex at the Conventional stage, which is typical for those in adolescence to adults (2008). Most of Alex’s answers reflected on what society deems as acceptable. On the Heinz ethical dilemma, even Alex himself stated, “my friends would understand why I stole the medication”. From my interpretation, theorist Erikson would place Alex at the Industry vs. Inferiority stage. Alex had a healthy sense of self-confidence about his personal skills, had a need to succeed after high school, and his peer relationships were becoming increasingly important to him, (2008). In essence, Alex Smith was right were he should be developmentally, and socially. He still has some room to grow both mentally and physiologically; but based on his positive nature and happy disposition, it was apparent he had authoritative type parent to support him on his journey into adulthood.
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