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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 Student Study Questions The People and the Field I . Who We Are and What We Study &#2; How does the study of lifespan development teach us about our life journeyfrom birth to death? &#2; What are some normative and non-normative transitions in your own life? II . Setting the Context &#2; What is a cohort ? &#2; What makes baby boomers so influential? &#2; When does emerging adulthood take place? &#2; What are the effects of increased life expectancy? &#2; Why do developmentalists divide the elderly into the young-old and old-old ? &#2; What is SES and why is it important? &#2; How does a collectivist culture differ from an individualistic culture ? &#2; What is the impact of gender? III . Theories: Lenses for Looking at the Lifespan &#2; What do theories do?...
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