Life Span Development and Personality: Amelia Earhart Psy 300

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Life Span Development and Personality: Amelia Earhart “The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune” (Amelia Earhart). This is the life span development and personality of Amelia Earhart an American aviator who mysterious disappearance during a round the world flight in 1937 as the world's best known woman pilot every. The story of Amelia Earhart peaks many peoples’ interests, even today. She is known for being the first female to fly over the Atlantic Ocean, twice. The reason that people still talk and speculate about her, is not only because of the way that she died but also because of the way that she lived. Amelia Mary Earhart was born in her wealthy grandparent’s house in Atchison, Kansas, on…show more content…
Her father becoming a revolving door coming in and out of her life was a major factor in her life as well. On December 28, 1920, Amelia’s life would be changed forever because of the airplane ride with pilot Frank Hawks. By the time they arrive at two or three hundred feet off the ground, Amelia knew that she had to fly. From that day forward flying became Amelia’s life journey. She took flying lessons and did odd jobs to save up to buy her first airplane. She did purchase her first airplane two years later. The factors that influenced the heredity and environment on the Amelia’s psychological development are her parents on and off instability with each other, and their children. Her environment played a small role because her upbringing overshadowed her environmental factors. Her mother’s and grandparents continued support, made a major difference in her life, academically, professionally, and personally as well. The best theoretical approach that does explain Amelia’s behaviors and achievements are the cognitive behaviorist approach. The reason that the cognitive behaviorist approach does best explain Amelia Earhart better than other approaches because even though she had a good education, had a good career, a good marriage; she seemed to have tunnel vision when it came to flying. For example, she would only focus on flying

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