Life span developmental theory describes both gains and losses associated with aging

Life span developmental theory describes both gains and losses associated with aging

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Characteristics of the Life-Span Perspective Jennifer Davis September 19,2011 PSY 304 Lifespan Development Instructor: Matthew Hubbs It may seem that all human development takes place during the first twenty years of a person's life, but this isn't true. In fact, each and every person develops throughout their entire lifetime. Development is an ongoing process with a great deal of depth to it. The life-span perspective is a set of clear characteristics revolving around human development. Development is Lifelong Although infants, children and teenagers may develop at a more rapid rate than someone who is middle-aged or elderly, everyone is developing. Each and every person is at one stage of development or another and this development never ends, but takes on different forms at different stages of life. (Santrock, 2011)
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Life 2 Development is Multidimensional Development is influenced by a large number of biological, cognitive and socio-emotional causes. These causes all directly affect the development of the individual, as well as influence each other. Each of these factors may contain their own unique causes and dimensions, creating an even more complex situation. (Santrock, 2011) Development is Multidirectional Development happens in multiple directions. Some areas of development may grow, while others shrink. There are gains and losses at every age, however there are relatively more gains earlier in life. (Santrock, 2011) Development is Plastic Development plasticity refers to the ability of an individual to change. There are arguments that plasticity decreases as a person ages or that plasticity depends entirely upon the persons and their
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