The Different Stages Of Human Development

1617 WordsApr 11, 20177 Pages
The different stages of human development can be vast in dimension. The chosen age group was childhood (3-12 years) or also called the juvenile period consist of various features of its age group. Early to middle childhood features such as physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects have their growing and specific developments compared to other human developmental stages. Also, different theoretical perspectives will substantiate the selected developmental stage and which is most useful. The importance of the studies and different viewpoints will shed light on childhood structures to appreciate human growth and behavior. Childhood Features The childhood physical characteristics are dissimilar between the stage of early…show more content…
252). The emotional needs of the child come into play alongside with their physical needs. Emotional During this phase, children are not entirely dependent on their parents but tend to become more independent with even learning and adopting adultlike behaviors. Thompson and Nelson (2011) that it 's a possibility that at this stage middle childhood shows proof of "stress and/ pathological/traumatic lesions that are associated with the initial adoption of adultlike behaviors" (p. 254). The emotional climate also affects the child’s feelings such as the parent’s temperaments towards child during discipline creating socio-emotional outcomes based on parental nurturance (Avants et al., 2011). Parental nurturance and the involvement in a child’s life can impact their independence where different aspects of warmth and availability of parent care, expressive and verbal responsivity, paternal connection, emotional environment, and encouragement of maturity are important. Children are learning more complex tasks where they are attempting to understand and transition to self-sufficiency. With new conduct occurring alongside with understanding their emotions impacted with sexual maturation, hence there are also cognitive aspects at work. Cognitive The biological aspects of both somatic and neurological now involve the gradual maturity of the child’s brain
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