Developmental PsychologyThe first question: What develops?As you can see in chapter 12, there are many types of development: 1. Physical development 2. Cognitive development - Includes such things as: - perceptual development - language development 3. Social development - Includes such things as: - gender development 4. Moral development Life-Span Developmental PsychologyDevelopmental psychology is notjust child development. - Very few contemporary psychologists would argue that human development ends right after adolescence. These days, the dominant approach to development is the life-span approach: - The study of development (of all these areas) from infancy to old age. The Kosslyn and Rosenberg text provides some of this: - They discuss very little of “adulthood,” except when they’re talking about aging. - This text says almost nothing of such periods as: - young adulthood; - middle age adulthood.
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