In studying adult development and aging, we should never lose sight of the fact that our intent is to describe real people living real lives. This project will allow you to become acquainted with the lives of two adults by conducting an interview with each of them. The interview will be a general exploration of the psychological and social aspects of the individual’s life experiences—an attempt to discover what has given purpose, meaning, direction, and redirection to the lives of two adults at different points in their life course. The suggested topics for these interviews will reflect many of the issues we cover in the course. My hope is that the interviews will become a reference point for your work in the course. The course material will help clarify your interviewees’ interpretations of their adult lives, and at the same time, your interviewees’ opinions and insights will help you to understand and critique the course material. In the process, you will gain interviewing experience, enhance your critical thinking, hone your writing skills, and apply psychological theory to real life.