Current Issues in Lifespan Development

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Current Issue in Life-Span Development Paper

Danielle Watson

University of Phoenix

Dr. Terry Portis

PSYCH500

June 28, 2010

From the time a person is born until the time a person passes away, they are changing constantly over the years. Most of the changes throughout life’s various stages are because of the common biological and psychological structure. Lifespan development is the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of individuals through all life stages in which consist of birth through childhood, adolescence and early to late adulthood.

Children happen to go through many changes throughout their life that develops over time such as the physical growth, cognitive and psychosocial development including emotional and social development. The journey between infancy to adulthood is an amazing time when children absorb everything in the world and around them, mix it with the qualities they are born with and the children mature little by little in every way. It is essential to understand that children grow and mature in several distinctive ways.

There are four major parts in which children grow: the first is physical, which is the most noticeable. A child’s body grows in their height and weight as they get older and change appearance over the years. Children may also develop accurate physical abilities during their progress towards adulthood. The second is psychologically and cognitively, which is the brain absorbing information and the child will learn to use the information absorbed. Children must be taught how to think on purpose and to handle or arrange the information that is being immersed from the surroundings. Children have to learn how to solve tribulations, learn to speak and learn to finish mental tasks such as remembering specific things that they will need to as they develop. The third is socially and emotionally, which is that the children need to learn how to interact,...
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