Lifespan Development And The Development Of Human And Human Development

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Lifespan is the period during which something is functional, so in humans, lifespan is the period from birth and death. As humans, we break it down into different phases, this would include infants, toddlers, preschooler, school age, adolescents, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood. This shows that we are changing as we move as a society as the life expectancy increases and children are aging differently. Most known as human development, which is the action of developing to maturity. Human development is the study of these changes related to the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social domains of an individual. Similar to human development, there are three types of lifespan development, this including physical development which involves growth and changes in the body and brain, the senses, motor skills and health and wellness. Cognitive wellness which involves learning, attention, memory, language, thinking, and creativity. And lastly, the psychological development which involves emotions, personality, and social relationships (White 326-334). When thinking of development, individuals often consider the changes the human body goes through as aging occurs. In the field of human services, it is important to recognize development throughout the lifespan and how an individual’s behavior can be impacted based on factors that occur from conception to death. It also supports developmental change being impacted by biological, physiological, and social aspects. A
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