Just to make it clear, the essay itself should be 3 pages apart from the APA for

Just to make it clear, the essay itself should be 3 pages apart from the APA formatting!
Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective
Second Edition
By Martha Lally and Suzanne Valentine-French (Published 2019)
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Prompt: In a 3-page paper, explore a topic of your choice within the realm of developmental psychology, utilizing concepts learned from the textbook. Consider how theories, research findings, and key principles discussed in the course material can be applied to understand and analyze your chosen topic. Your paper should demonstrate a thoughtful integration of textbook content with real-world examples or personal experiences.
Topic Selection:
Choose a specific area of developmental psychology that interests you (cognitive development, social development, emotional development). Choose a specific stage (prenatal, infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood, middle/late childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood). Choose a specific topic within that area and stage. 
The specific area I chose is emotional development and for the stage it will be adolescent. For a specific topic within that area and stage it would be the formation of identity
Integration of Textbook Concepts:
Identify and explain relevant concepts, theories, or research findings from the textbook that relate to your chosen topic. 
Application to Real-world Examples or Personal Experiences:
Connect the textbook concepts to real-world examples or personal experiences. This could involve analyzing a developmental phenomenon observed in society, discussing a relevant case study, or reflecting on how the concepts apply to your own life or the lives of people around you.
Organization and Structure:
Ensure a clear and organized structure for your paper. Include an introduction, body paragraphs presenting your analysis, and a conclusion summarizing your key insights. In addition to the 3 page body, include a reference page at the end.
Properly cite the textbook and any additional sources you use to support your analysis. Follow APA style guidelines. There should be in-text citations throughout as well as a reference page at the end. 
Conclude your paper with a brief reflection on what you have learned through this exploration. Discuss any new insights gained and the significance of understanding developmental psychology concepts in the context of your chosen topic.
This paper is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your understanding of developmental psychology concepts and their real-world application. Be creative, thoughtful, and use specific examples to illustrate your points.