Chapter 14 in the course textbook focuses on the value and meaning of work in adulthood. The social roles and meanings associated with work—what one does for a living or as a profession—are among the most complex and important identities associated with individuals in our society
For this journal assignment, reflect on the substance and theoretical foundation of what you have learned this week about social development, specifically in relation to work and work/life integration. Then write a reflective essay that addresses the following:
Explain how this week’s readings inform, influence, or cast light on your personal educational and work journey.
Reflect on how ones work and related practices fit into stages of development as theorized by Erikson or Maslow.
Discuss how you would advise a younger colleague or client facing decisions in this realm.