Appendix F-Psy 210

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Appendix F

For each of three developmental domains: physical, cognitive, and social/personality, identify two major changes or challenges associated with that developmental stage (adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood).

Stage of Development| Physical Development| Cognitive Development| Social/Personality Development| Adolescence| -Growth spurts, for two to three years they will grow 8 to 12 inches.-Secondary sex characteristics develops| -The imaginary audience and personal fable begins…. A need for more privacy.-Dualistic thinking is used everything is viewed as good/bad, right/wrong| -Independence is sought after during this stage.-Learning how to express the changes or changing of their sexualities.| Young Adulthood| -Physical development at its peak-Body loses it’s flexibility-Physically matured by young adulthood.| -At the peak of our cognitive abilities-Starts to use more strategic thinking methods-thinking more about long term goals and responsibilities-Dualistic thinking is replaced by multiple thinking, the realization that ever one has their own opinion, and that every authority figure may not have all the right answers.-more aware of our limitations.| -Independent Adult: financially, responsibility, and decision making-Decisions such as marriage, careers and kids are made during this time.| Middle Adulthood| -Women go through menopause, Men go through andropause, testosterone production begans to decline.-women who have not reached menopause, starts losing precious time to have children-signs of aging occurs, wrinkles or gray hair.-hearing and sensory starts to decline.| -Memory begins to decline-The information our brain processes slows down-Better ability to use logic.| -Age 30 transition, finding your way in life, like a new perspective.-More concentration on the future.-A need to be more productive in life occurs.-mid-life crisis, where you realize your life is half-way...
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