Life Span Perspective Paper

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Life Span
Sara Kuzmickas Jones
April 22, 2013
Dr. Harris-Sims

Life Span
In this paper we will discover the human’s life span and how we all develop within our lives. We will see throughout the years that with each generation living changes between generations. With time we find that through science and medicine that we can add years and cheat death a few more years. Looking at our generation today there is many different ways to fight aging. Doctors now are predicting that some of the generations living today could possibly live to be 150 or maybe even older. We will see the life span perspective explained in the first paragraph. The next two paragraphs will feature two different theories on life span development. And last we will look at how heredity and the environment interact to productive individual differences in development explained.


The human’s life span has changed throughout the ages with each generation getting older and older with age. Each generation seems to cheat death just a little bit longer than the next. No one is the same at age 35 and age 45, or even 35 and 36. Every day is new; every age is open to change (Berger, K. S. (2011). With this in mind with our life span is some individuals try and stay physically fit while others are not as admit about it. With this in mind we have some 50 and 60 year olds that can probably out bench press some 20 and 30 year olds. Our world may have a lot to do with this however, for entertainment and even helpful electronics for the house especially in the United States we seem to be trying to perfect being able to live within our homes without ever having to leave. This being said obesity seems to be on the rise as well, and it may be safe to say it is because of all our new gizmos and gadgets we have today. The life-span perspective considers how people’s health is influenced by their environment, including neighborhoods, so-cioeconomic status (SES), and social changes....
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