PSY 375 Life Span Perspective Paper

PSY 375 Life Span Perspective Paper - Running Head: LIFE...

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Running Head: LIFE SPAN PERSPECTIVE PAPER | 1 *Please be sure to use this tutorial as a guide only. Do not plagiarize and do not resell as your own work. If you have any questions or problems with the tutorial please get a hold of me before leaving any negative feedback and I will resolve the issue. If you have trouble opening or viewing the files please contact me and I will fix the problem as soon as I can. Sometimes instructors change the syllabus so if the material does not match your syllabus please let me know. If I do not respond right away please be patient, I do have a full-time job and I try to check my messages once a day. Thanks and good luck!!! :-) Life Span Perspective Paper Name PSY 375 January 10, 2011 Instructor
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P a g e | 2 Life Span Perspective Development begins at birth and continues throughout one’s entire life. According to Smith (1999, para.4), “The first and obvious element is change - that development involves movement from one state to another.” Whether it’s physically, mentally, or both, all individuals experience transitions as they move through the different life spans. The typical stages of development that humans go through include: childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood. As individuals progress from one stage of life to the next there are a variety of factors that influence the unique development from one person to the next. Factors such as culture, genetics, and environmental influences all play significant roles in life span development. Each span of an individual’s life is characterized by differing stages of development. The life span perspective of development is not limited to any one specific age or stage of life, which is one of the primary aspects of the life span perspective. This perspective is also diverse in the fact that changes can occur on a social, cognitive, or physical level (Smith, 1999). According to Berger (2008) there are five primary principles that can be applied when examining the various stages of an individual’s life span. These principles include: multidirectional, multicontextual, multicultural, multidisciplinary, and plasticity. Five Principles of Development
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course PSY 375 375 taught by Professor Aaa during the Spring '12 term at University of Phoenix.

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