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LifeSpanDevelopment - • Process of development persists...

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Life Span Development Examines patterns of growth, change, and stability in behavior throughout the lifespan Universal themes – every person is like every other person Cultural/racial similarities – every person is like some other person Uniqueness- hard to research- every person is like no other person – so much variation in humans/development Assumptions about developmental study Scientific, developmental approach that focuses on continuous human development Every period of life contains potential for growth and decline in abilities
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Unformatted text preview: • Process of development persists throughout every part of people’s lives • Neither heredity nor environmental alone can account for the full range of human development Topical Areas • Physical development • Cognitive development • Personality development • Social development Age Ranges • Broad • Social constructions Individual differences • Timing of events related to biology and context Cultural factors • Broad factors o Individualism vs. collectivism • Finer differences o Ethnicity o Race o Socioeconomic status...
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