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Chapter 1-PSY213

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University of Toronto Mississauga
Giampaolo Moraglia

213 Textbook Notes Chapter 1 Adult Development and Aging in a Changing World What is Adult Development Change difference in someone from one time to another Development is systematic because it is coherent and organized and it is adaptive because it is aimed at dealing with internal and external conditions of existence Developmentsimplecomplex Learning Development may involve this it is the longlasting changes in behaviour as a result in experience Maturation of brain or physical systemsstructures of the body Development may also involve this this is the unfolding of a biologically determined sequence of behaviour patterns including readiness to master new abilities How the Study of Adult Development and Aging Evolved G Stanley Hall opened Senescence The Last Half of Life Full lifespan programs developed from programs designed to follow children through adulthoodA Lifespan Developmental ApproachLifespan Development human development continues throughout ones life which is affiliated with the study of lifespan developmental psychology Paul B Baltes key principles for lifespan developmental approach Development is lifelong each period of life is impacted by whats happened before and will affect what happens in future each period unique traitsvalues all equally important Development depends on history and context each person develops within a certain set of conditions defined by place and time Humans influenced by historical and social context Respond and interact with their physical and social envs and change themDevelopment is multideminsional and multidirectional dvlpt is balance of growth then decline gain in one area then may lose in another area Children grow in 1 directionsize and ability but in adulthood the balance shifts Things like vocab keep increasing but solving unfamiliar problems decrease Ppl try to max gains and min losses by trying compensate Development is pliable or plastic Plastic modification of performance ie memory can be improved by practice Change has its limitsBasic Concepts Aspects of Development Changes in 1 Physical systems sensory capacities organ and nervous systems health and fitness and motor skills not all genetic can be controlled 2 Mental functioning CognitiveIntellectual development memory intelligence practical problem solving moral reasoning and wisdom
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