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Life span perspective - changes that occur in a

, views development as: particulargeneration


1. Lifelong c. nonnormative life events
- - unusual occurrences that have a
No age period dominated development. majorinfluence on an individual
2. Multidimensional 7. Involves growth, maintenance and regul
- ationof loss8. Co-
Development consists of biological,soci construction of biology, individual andcog
o-emotional and cognitive factors. nitive
3. Multidirectional SOME CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS
- 1.
Some dimensions expand, some shrink Health and Well-Being
Ex.Children 2.
Parenting and Education
– 3.
acquiring second or thirdlanguage Socio-cultural Contexts and
decreases Diversityculture
Adolescence –

time with friends decrease patterns/beliefs passed on
Adults- fromgeneration to generation
perform more poorly on tasks -
thatrequire speed in processing result of interaction
information cross-cultural studies
4. PlasticPlasticity - compare two or more cultures-
– similar,culture-specific, across culture
capacity for change ethnicity

Multidisciplinary religion, language,
- Interest of various disciplines races, nationality,cultural heritage.
– socioeconomic status (SES)
neuroscientists, - status based on education, position
psychologists,anthropologists, andeconomic status
sociologists, etc. 2. NATURE OF DEVELOPMENT
6. Contextual BIOLOGICAL, COGNITIVE,
- Develop within context ANDSOCIOEMOTIONAL PROCESSES
Context 1. Biological
- changes in physical natureHeight and
– weight gainsChanges in motor
changes- influenced by historical, skillsNutritionExerciseHormonal
social,economic and social factors. changesCardiovascular decline
a. normative age-graded influences 2. Cognitive
- changes that occur in a particular - changes in thoughts, knowledge,
agegroup andlanguagePutting together a two-word
b. normative history-graded sentenceMemorizing a poemImagining
influences
what is it like to live your dreamSolving a
crossword puzzle
3. Socio-emotional
- changes in relationship,personality
and emotionResponse to touch
Toddler’s aggressive attack on playmate

School age’s assertiveness


Adolescent enjoying senior
promElderly couple reflecting
CONNECTING BIOLOGICAL,
COGNITIVE,AND SOCIOEMOTIONAL
PROCESSES
Developmental cognitive neuroscience

links between development, cognitive,
andthe brain
Developmental socioemotional
neuroscience


links between
development,socioemotional, and the
brain.
PERIODS OF DEVELOPMENT
birth

2

5

11

21

30s

50s

70s
1. Prenatal period
- conception to birthTremendous
growthNine-month period