Lifespan Development : Cognitive, And Personal And Social Development

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Lifespan Psychology
Introduction
Lifespan Development is the field of study that examines patterns, modes of growth, change, and stability in behavior that occur throughout the entire lifespan of an individual. There are so many things to keep in mind about Lifespan Psychology;
1. Lifespan Psychology is a scientific, developmental approach that focuses on human development.
2. Scientists who study the lifespan know that neither heredity nor environment alone can account for the full range of human development.
3. Development is a continuing process throughout the lifespan.
4. Every period of life contains potential for growth and decline in abilities.
There are three known major areas of study in Lifespan Development which are the Physical, Cognitive, and personal and social development. These groups have to do with age and range of Lifespan Psychology. Lifespan literally connotes from cradle to grave, in other words from conception to death. Lifespan is divided into these following age periods; prenatal, infancy, toddlerhood, middle childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood and death. There are several key issues in Lifespan Psychology which are centered on these following factors which are; cultural factors, continuous vs discontinuous change, critical periods vs sensitive periods, lifespan approach vs particular periods approach, nature vs nurture.
The major theoretical perspectives in Lifespan Psychology is termed a broad, organized
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