Life Span Perspective Paper

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Life Span Perspective Paper
Natalia Pimentel
University of Phoenix


Andrew Rodriguez

September 15, 2009

Life Span Perspective Paper

People are constantly changing and developing ever since conception to the day they pass away. Some changes can be more for people depending on the choices and incidents that occurs in a person’s life. The majority of changes that people go through are passed by common biological and psychological heritage by all people. One of the obvious elements is change when a development is being defined (Infed, 1998).This is when development which involves a movement from a certain state to another. The human development occurs through a process of certain stages in which helps to understand the human development. Maturity is shown by action and what something may be acceptable in one setting may not be appropriate in another setting. Furthermore, to fully understand human development the characteristics of life span will need to be discussed. The developmental domains and periods will also need to be discussed in other to fully comprehend human development. The study of human development is a fascinating method which seeks to describe, predict, explain, and update development. The ways to study human development is still evolving as time changes and with the use of advanced new technologies (McGraw-Hill, 2004). The major human development domains are the physical domain, cognitive domain, and the social domain. All three domains are crucial to everyone. The physical domain involves changes made to the body such as size, shape, and changes that will occur as time goes by. A person will need to be comfortable with their body since the changes will be occurring eventually. The cognitive domain includes intellectual and academic skills, such as memory, thinking, problem-solving, and language. This domain can also include specific topics such as math and science. The third...
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