HDE 100C-1

HDE 100C-1 - HDE 100C: Introduction to Adult Development...

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HDE 100C: Introduction to Adult Development and Aging Topic: Overview Readings: Textbook, Chapter 1 pp. 1-8 I. Why study adult development and aging? a. Academic interests b. Personal interests c. Service interests d. Career interests II. What is development ? a. Combined effects of the accumulation of experiences and the consequences of time- related biological processes that affect behavior and physiology throughout the lifespan. b. The term development applies to changes that vary in a predictable and orderly way with increasing age; thus developmental change is relatively durable. III. What is developmental psychology? a. Study of age-related interindividual differences AND age-related intraindividual change (ontogony). b. Reason for using phrase age-related is that time or age itself does not directly cause change. c. In developmental psychology, behavior is focus; in human development, behavior is a major, but not the only focus (biological, cognitive, personality, social-cultural). IV.
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