Sept 06.ppt - Traditional Approach vs Life-Span Approach \u2022 The traditional approach emphasizes extensive change from birth to adolescence little or no

Sept 06.ppt - Traditional Approach vs Life-Span Approach...

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Traditional Approach vs. Life-Span Approach The traditional approach emphasizes extensive change from birth to adolescence, little or no change in adulthood, and decline in late old age. The life-span approach emphasizes developmental change during adulthood as well as childhood.
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The Field of Child Development Periods of development: Prenatal: from conception to birth Infancy and toddlerhood: birth to 2 years Early childhood: 2-6 years old Middle childhood: 6-12 years old Adolescence: 12-19 years old
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Time periods of adolescence Adolescence is a unique developmental period it keeps changing! Early adolescence – 11 to 13 years old Continues to be pushed earlier (9-10…) Middle adolescence – 14 to 17 years old Late adolescence (early adulthood) – 18 to 20 years old Continues to be pushed later (21-24…)
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Extension of adolescence… …in both directions! “tweens” “emerging adults”
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Many developmentalists define the end of adolescence as the point at which the
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