PSYC 290 Explain nature versus nurture and ask them which one they feel influenced them most.

Which life span period do they think they belong to (offer them the names, not the ages, of the life span). For example, ask, “Would you consider yourself to be a part of young adulthood or middle adulthood?” Ask them to explain why.

Tell them a little bit about the chronological life span they belong to and ask them if they can relate to the characteristics associated with that period. Why or why not?

Point out specific facts or studies you learned about for their specific stage of the life span and ask them their thoughts. Do they agree or disagree? Do they have a similar experience they can share?

Explain nature versus nurture and ask them which one they feel influenced them most.

If appropriate to the life stage, ask if they ever experienced: midlife crisis, ageism, gender bias.

Show one of the videos and ask your interviewee what their thoughts are. Do they agree or disagree?

Ask them what advice they would give to someone entering their stage of the life span and explain why.

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