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MIDTERM EXAM
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Lifespan development
The field of study that examines patterns of growth, change, and stability in behavior that occur
throughout the entire lifespan(lifelong process) (study of human development from conception to
death)
Lifespan psychology objectives
Use scientific methods
identify interconnections between earlier events and later events
specify biological, psychological, and envitonmental factors that shape individuals development
(BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL)
Biopsychosocial
Genetic Biological, psychological, and environmental factors that shape individuals development
Topical Areas (approaches)in lifespan development (what developmentalists focus on)
Physical development, Cognitive development, Personality development, Social development
Physical development
Development involving the bodys physical make up, including the brain, nervous system, muscles, and
senses, and the need for food, drink and sleep. (Influences behavior)
Examples: genetics, fertilization, pregnancy, birth, pysical and motor development, puberty and
menstration, disease
Cognitive development
Development involving the ways that growth and change in intellectual (memory, problem solving, and
intelligence) capabilities influence a persons behavior
Examples: information processing, problem solving, perceptual development, language development,
moral development
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Personality development
Development involving the ways that the enduring characteristics that differentiate one person from
another change over the lifespan
Examples: personality
Social development
The way in which individuals interactions with others and their social relationships grow, change, and
remain stable over the course of life.
Examples: attachment, relationships, school, peers, stress
Developmental periods of lifespan
Prenatal period, Infancy and Toddlerhood, Early Childhood(preschool period), Middle Childhood,
Adolescence, Early(Young) Adulthood, Middle Adulthood, Late Adulthood
Prenatal Period
Is from Conception to birth.
-9 months of rapid growth
-Organs and systems appear
-Extreme sensitivity to negative influences
Infancy and toddlerhood
Is from birth to 3 years.
- continued rapid growth
- brain development gives basis for motor, cognitive, and psychosocial develpoment
Early Childhood(preschool period)
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The field of study that examines patterns of growth, change, and stability in behavior that occur throughout the entire lifespan(lifelong process) (study of human development from conception to death) Identify interconnections between earlier events and later events. Specify biological, psychological, and envitonmental factors that shape individuals development (biopsychosocial) Genetic biological, psychological, and environmental factors that shape individuals development. Topical areas (approaches)in lifespan development (what developmentalists focus on) Physical development, cognitive development, personality development, social development. Development involving the bodys physical make up, including the brain, nervous system, muscles, and senses, and the need for food, drink and sleep. (influences behavior) Examples: genetics, fertilization, pregnancy, birth, pysical and motor development, puberty and menstration, disease. Development involving the ways that growth and change in intellectual (memory, problem solving, and intelligence) capabilities influence a persons behavior. Examples: information processing, problem solving, perceptual development, language development, moral development.

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