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Chapter 1 Understanding Life-Span Human Development PSY 231 A Eric Limegrover
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What is Development? Systematic changes and continuities In the individual Between conception and death “Womb to Tomb” Three broad domains Physical, Cognitive, Psychosocial
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Other Developmental  Definitions Growth: Physical changes that occur from  birth to maturity Aging: Positive and negative changes in  the mature organism Maturation: The biological unfolding of the  individual genetic plan Learning: Relatively permanent changes  due to environmental experiences
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Age Grades, Age Norms, and the  Social Clock Age Grade: Socially defined age groups  Statuses, roles, privileges, responsibilities Adults can vote, children can’t Age Norms: Behavioral expectations by age Children attend school Social Clock:  When things  should  be done Early adulthood – time for 1 st  marriages “Off time” experiences are more difficult
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSY 231 taught by Professor Limegrover during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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