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Life-Span Developmental Psychology Life-span developmental psychology studies the transformations in human behavior from conception throughout life. It examines changes across a broad range of topics including psycho-physiological processes, cognitive development, language acquisition, social, personal and emotional development. It also studies the formation of identity. The main goal of this science is to analyze the general principles of life-long development. Life-span developmental psychology is studying three components of individual development: interindividual commonalities (regularities), interindividual differences and intraindividual plasticity (malleability). Scientists use two approaches to create life-span theories: person- centered (holistic) and function-centered. The holistic approach treats the person as a system and examines the life-span development by describing and connecting age periods or states of development into
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