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Changes from Adolescence

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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 |Two major changes here are the |Two major changes here with |Two major changes here for | | |growth spurt adolescents go |adolescents are those of Formal |adolescents are the quest they | | |through such as puberty and |Operational Stage, and then |have for their own independence, | | |secondary sex characteristics. |Egocentrism. |and Risky Behavior. | |Young Adulthood |Two major changes here are those|Two major changes here are more |Two major changes here are that | | |of women accumulating more body |memory functioning and more |they become more ambitious and | | |fat, and men reaching their most|concentrated thinking. |strive to be more than just the | | |strength at this time. | |usual person during this period. | | | | |They also feel more independence | | | | |so if one is in a serious | | | | |relationship they will question | | | | |where that relationship is going | | | | |and If it is worth continuing. | |Middle Adulthood |Two major changes here the loss |Two major changes here are a |Two major changes here are the | | |of strength and stamina, and the|slight loss of memory |midlife transition in which | | |loss of some bone structure. |functioning and some memory |people look at life as how many | | |Another change is the occurrence|lapses. |years they may have left instead | | |of menopause. | |of how many years they have | | | | |lived. Another is the midlife | | | | |crisis in which certain thoughts | | | | |can lead to poor and bad | | | | |decisions. | |Late Adulthood |Two major changes are that your |Two major changes here are the |Two major changes here are | | |skin becomes less elastic and |deficits in working memory and |depression in which this may | | |more wrinkled and hair loss |Alzheimer's disease may occur in|occur because of health issues, | | |occurs more rapidly as well as |some cases where the result can |family issues, or just the issue | | |gray hairs. |be deadly. |of facing death. Another is the | | | | |stage of ego integrity where one | | | | |is more concerned about standing | | | | |their ground on who they are and | | | | |who they will always be. |

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