Observation

In: Philosophy and Psychology

Submitted By chaddraven1
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Observation Number Two
The purpose of this observation is to observer an adolescent of either sex between the ages of 12-18. I have chosen to observer an adolescent male age 18. This was a little difficult to do because adolescents are guarded with regards to adults, it just happened that this was made easier when the adolescent knew me from church and the choir. I will begin with Jacob who is 18. Jacob grew up with his parents in forest hills, PA, also with Aunts and uncles and his maternal and paternal grandparents still living. When you look beyond the surface of the family life of Jacob you will see a different person when Jacob is at home compared to when he is at church or school. At both of these places Jacob is allowed to be more of an adolescent then when he is at home. With certain requirements of his mother and father to help take care of his younger siblings while both parents work two job and also work later than most parents.
Jacob is a Caucasian adolescent with brown hair, hazel eyes, he is very slender at 5’ 11”. Upon meeting Jacob most would assume he belongs to the stereotypical role of swimmer or diver. He is a very vibrant, enthusiastic aer about him. Jacobs mother graduate from graduate school with a masters in clinical psychology, his father also graduate from graduate school with his masters in social work. Jacobs mother is retired and receiving a retirement income. His father works at a community health company in Monroeville, pa. Both parents work in stable jobs that allows Jacob to do most things that he wants to do like attend an Ivy League university or study abroad for a semester. Jacob is very close with his family and always feels their love and support and encouragement. Jacob was raised in an upper middle class home with a mother and father who worked, but Jacob never realized that his mother worked until recently...