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Human growth and development notes W1A2 What are the main characteristics of life-span perspective? The life-span perspective is one method for studying and understanding human development . As humans mature from infancy to old age, they undergo many physiological, emotional, and psychological changes . The more traditional approach for studying such changes sees most changes occurring between birth and adolescence, no change occurring during adulthood, and digressions occurring in old age. In contrast, the life-span perspective acknowledges that many developmental changes actually do occur in the five or six decades of adulthood , meaning that changes occur throughout all stages of life . The life-span perspective sees human development occurring as a result of all the different aspects of life that can promote change, such as "school, socioeconomic status, genetics, and everything else" (Devin Kowalczyk, "Life-Span Perspective: Definition & Characteristics" ). The life-span perspective also
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