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Life-Span Human Development  9th Edition

Life-Span Human Development (9th Edition)

Book Edition9th Edition
Author(s)Rider, Sigelman
ISBN9781337100731
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectPsychology
Section 1.1: How Should We Think about Development
Figure Question
Checking Mastery
Section 1.2: What is the Science of Life-Span Development
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Making Connections
Section 1.3: How is Development Studied
Figure Question
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Making Connections
Section 1.4: What Special Challenges Do Developmental Scientists Face
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Making Connections
Chapter 1, Section 1.1, Figure Question, Exercise 01
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What periods of the life span do these four females, representing four generations of the same family, fall in?

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Every individual during the different lifespan period experiences different social and emotional challenges. 

Explanation

Lifespan development is consists of various different phases of life and in each phase individual goes through different life-changing experiences. Broadly divided lifespan periods could be childhood, adulthood, late adulthood and old age. In each four-phase the person will have different social, emotional and cognitive experiences. When comes to the four-generation the development in term of physical, emotional and social terms might to be the same for the individuals of four generation in a family. Lifespan development is dynamic in nature it changes from time to time and experiences.

 

For instance, family including four generations great grandmother, grandmother, mother, and daughter. Here the development in physical terms might not mean the same for the all four generations, during the great grandmother's time people might be less use the latest technologies and machinery so they were more physically active and socially involved with the society their physical and mental health decline at old age will be different from the young daughter who is a preschooler now [who are more apt to technology and involved in their mobile phone]. The new generation might find it difficult to explore their self-identity, establishing a stable relationship, self-centered, or might become exploring the new environment and find the best to use technology for themselves.

Verified Answer

Lifespan is the period of one's life from conception to death a person goes through many changes during this period such as physical, cognitive, biological, social, and emotional changes. The lifespan of the period can be broadly divided into four-generation periods that is childhood, adulthood, late adulthood, and old age.

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