This is all nurture based shaping and is not

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different things. This is all nurture-based shaping and is not hereditary. Because of how the environment in which a child is raised affects them, it is essential to note that parents or grandparents should create an ideal environment for the said child for he or she to thrive. For example, in the Essentials of Human Development textbook, Javier, a grandparent, wonders if the neighborhood in which his grandson lives will prevent or disrupt his development (Kail & Cavanaugh, 2017). In my opinion, I believe that development is continuous instead of discontinuous. In this continuous-discontinuous issue of human development, researchers discuss whether development occurs gradually over time (continuous) or is a series of abrupt shifts
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(discontinuous). Although the possibility of shifts occurring in life, I think that development is overall a continuous process. When looking around at those that I grew up with, I see the same people that have just become older and wiser. I do not see a completely different person that has gone through shifts from one developmental path to another. Although many people contest the
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  • Fall '17
  • Kim Brenneman
  • Developmental Psychology, Natural environment, Cavanaugh, Premack, Essentials of Human Development

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