November 12, 2012
Perspectives on Changes in Adulthood
An important part of aging is accepting the changes that take place over time. It is important to know that at every stage of our life we face new challenges and changes. Most of the changes will be affected by the situation we surround ourselves in as we go through life. The characteristics that are part of the human development are lasting and not subject to the age we are at the time. When you look at the perspective of life you will be looking at the cognitive, social, and physical domains of one’s life. How an individual responds to their situation is based on there background, which will include the physical environment, a person’s biological make-up, and their cultural contexts. I found there to be three key developmental domains in a person’s lifespan perspective. The first one is the physical changes that they experience, which is the physical domain. Some of these changes are the weight, height, and puberty. The way a person observes their world and where they live is part of the physical domain. The making of decisions everyday, thinking and the memory are part of the cognitive domain. The relationship that you have with others is the social domain. This will affect the changes that occur between you and others in your social domain. The research of behavior genetics is trying to see if behaviors can be passed down from generation to generation by genetics. It is believed that traits can be shared between individuals in the same family. It seems that they share more of the same behaviors and traits then people who are not related. Changes occur all our life from the day we are born to the day we die. There is no one that I know of that can remember being in the womb, their birth, or their early stages of infancy. I have run into some people who can remember back till they are 3 years of age. We do seem to remember our...