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An Introduction to Lifespan Development Chapter 1
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Lifespan Development “The field of study that examines patterns of growth, change, and stability in behavior that occur throughout the entire lifespan.” “The changes over time in the physical structure, thought, or behavior of a person as a result of both biological and environmental influences.” 3
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History Philosophy: Case Studies: Feral Children (e.g. Victor, the wild boy of Aveyron) Studying Development: 4
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Paul Baltes ’ Life -Span Approach 1. Development is lifelong. 2. Development involves both gain and loss. 3. Relative influences of biology and culture shift over the life span. 4. Development involves a changing allocation of resources. 5. Development shows plasticity. 6. Development is influenced by the historical and cultural context. 5
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Topical Areas Physical Development Cognitive Development Psychosocial Development Personality Development Social Development 6
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Biological Processes Socio- emotional Processes Cognitive Processes 7
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1402 taught by Professor Held during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.

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