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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  How does the study of lifespan development teach us about our life journey—from birth to death?  What are some normative and non-normative transitions in your own life? II . Setting the Context  What is a cohort ?  What makes baby boomers so influential?  When does emerging adulthood take place?  What are the effects of increased life expectancy?  Why do developmentalists divide the elderly into the young-old and old-old ?  What is SES and why is it important?  How does a collectivist culture differ from an individualistic culture ?  What is the impact of gender? III . Theories: Lenses for Looking at the Lifespan  What do theories do?...
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- Spring '08
- representative, Student Study Questions