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CH 1: HISTORY, THEORY, RESEARCH STRATEGIES Basic issues People develop at different rates Individual differences Heredity culture, social events General to specific; simple to complex Theory – orderly, integrated set of statements that describes, explains, and predicts behavior Developmental controversies Continuous Gradually develop same types of skills that were there to begin with React same, but better idea how to react Discontinuous Develop at different stages New ways of understanding and responding to the world emerge at specific times Radical Life span perspective theory Lifelong development Physical, emotiona, cognitive changes at each period of life Multidimensional
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Affected by an intricate blend of biological, social, psychological forces Change is multidirectional over time and within each domain Multidirectional Performance grows and declines Plastic – ever changing Ability to adapt (butterfly) Influenced by multiple, interacting forces Age-graded influences Events related to age; predict when they occur Drivers liscense at age 16 History-graded influences Why people born around same time are similar Technological generation Nonnormative influences Irregular events; happen to few people; no timeline Cancer, death Psychoanalytic theory People move through a series of stages in which they confront conficts between
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