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Slide 1 LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT 1 A Topical Approach to Introduction Chapter 1
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Slide 2 How is course useful to you? - Applicable each day - Gain insight into current life situation - Anticipate and prepare for life changes
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Slide 3 The Life-Span Perspective What is Development? A pattern of change that begins at conception and continues throughout the life span (until death)
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Slide 4 Views of Child Development Children born into world corrupted with inclination toward evil Children born as “blank slates” and acquire characteristics through experience (Locke) Children born inherently good (Rousseau)
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Slide 5 As future parents, you will need to decide what philosophy you lean towards. It will make a huge difference in your parenting methods.
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Slide 6 Adult Development __________ - approx 120 years for humans (has not changed) ____________________ —number of years a person is expected to live on average when born in a particular year Developmental change occurs during adulthood as well as childhood
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Slide 7 Characteristics of the Life-Span Perspective __________ – study conception to death ________________ – biological, cognitive, socio-emotional components _________________ – gains and losses at each stage
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Slide 8 Characteristics of the Life-Span Perspective ____________ (stability/change) – Degree to which early traits and characteristics persist through life or change ____________ – influenced by social, historical, cultural contexts ________________ – takes into account many disciplines –- psychology, anthropology, biology, etc.
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Slide 9 Influences on Development Biological and environmental influences similar for individuals in a particular age group Biological and environmental influences associated with history Unusual occurrences that have a major impact on a person’s life
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Slide 10 Developmental Issues Extent to which development is influenced by biology (nature) and by the environment (nurture) Extent development involves gradual, cumulative change (continuity) or distinct stages (discontinuity)
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Slide 11 Conceptions of Age _________________ age number of years elapsed since person’s birth _________________ age age in terms of biological health _________________ age individual’s adaptive capacities _________________ age social roles and expectations related to person’s age
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Slide 12 Evaluating the Developmental Issues Most life-span developmentalists do not take extreme positions on the three developmental issues Nature and nurture Stability and change Continuity and discontinuity
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Slide 13 Periods of Development Prenatal
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2008 for the course GPSYC 160 taught by Professor Harris during the Fall '08 term at James Madison University.

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