LifeSpanDevelopment

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 peoples 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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