PSY 375 Developmental Stages Matrix
PSY 375 Developmental Stages Matrix
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PSY 375 Life Span Human Development Page 1 of 1 PSY375r3 University of Phoenix Material PSY 375 Life Span Human Development Developmental Stage Developmental Stages Matrix Physical changes Cognitive changes Socioemotional changes Infancy Rapid increase in height and weight Driven towards a goal by Social awareness heightens Gross motor skills improve accommodation and coordination of Emotionally responsive to familiar Head circumference increases to re exes people or strangers accommodate brain development Active exploration through Selfawareness improves experimenting Learns synchrony attachment and Anticipate solving problems independence Speak in full sentences Responding to people and objects Early Childhood Baby fat turns to muscles and lower Very talkative and ask a lot of Emotions are regulated and controlled body lengthens questions More attuned to past experiences Small appetite and now start to Very curious and observant More confidence and independence is become very picky eater Self centered in thoughts shown Growth is now steady and body Vocabulary becomes more Self motivated becomes proportionately thinner developed and discuss anything Dramatic improvement in gross motor skills Middle Childhood This is the age between 8 and 11 At this stage there is a fast More autonomy from parents and years old Growth spurts occur in this stage of development a rise in weight and height occurs intermittently Muscular development occurs as well the child s larger muscles are more matured than smaller ones and they have the capacity to run extended distances They are able to throw a ball and catch it Their gross motor skills are more refined than the fine expansion of mental skills They have a superior aptitude to explain incidents and discuss ideas and emotions This is also the age where there is less focus on self and more on others They exhibit adultlike judgment but their interpretation is restricted to tangible reallife circumstances Children at this phase also turn into better communicators with the family A more solid awareness of what is right and what is wrong They also have a greater awareness of the future And a Budding comprehension about their position in the world More concentration on friendships Increasing desire to be liked and recognized by friends More importance is placed on friendships than ever before Physical social and mental skills advance quickly This is an essential time for Page 2 of 1 PSY375r3 PSY 375 Life Span Human Development ones as well improvement of cognition but they nonetheless learn language typically from the perspective of dialogue children to grow selfassurance in all areas of life by means of friendships sports and learning Adolescence Defined as being the ages between 11 This is the stage of development where and 19 years old There are drastic the adolescent is able to ponder This is the stage of selfconsciousness changes that take place in this stage of analytically about all reasonable sensitivity enveloping surroundings and development Not only is the interactions contained by a problem amplified anxiety over their view of their own physiological part of the adolescent They shift from tangible thinking to body along with agonizing assessment changing but so is the psychological as conventional rational processes They relating self and companions Adolescents well Moving from child into an adult is develop their own view of the world If spend a substantial quantity of time on a dramatic change The intermediary emotional problems come up they may thinking about themselves so they believe period reaches physical maturity by have more difficult time thinking in a that other people are thinking about them developing sexual characteristics complicated way The more difficult too At this stage of development they begin Women begin to develop breast buds thoughts are focused on individual to shape their identity Friendships are around 8 and fully develop during late choices in education and home more unpredictable and girls tend to be adolescence Between the ages of 9 including schoolwork as well as jealous of other girls They learn to develop 1O pubic hair growth and hair in the questioning authority as well as the relationships based on faithfulness and armpits and legs occur In males there ability to verbalize and shape their own closeness They frequently feel that others are changes in the scrotal and testicular opinion and observations on a variety of are watching them Adolescents tend to areas at around the age of 9 along with topic such as which sports are better to think they are the only ones to have ever enlargement of the penis as it achieves play or what group would be better to experienced what they are feeling They are its fully developed range around 15 or be included in or what personal inclined to exhibit the quotPersonal Fablequot 16 Pubic hair grows and hair on the appearances are desired or appealing syndrome This is a belief that makes them face and armpits as well Change in the or what rules their parents make should think nothing bad will happen to them voice also occurs at this time be changed Question more to a greater extent scrutinize more expansively forms own identity Begins to reflect long term Early Adulthood The first signs of aging begin such Prior knowledge is now being used The need for intimacy as well as as fine lines and wrinkles Metabolism may begin to slow down slightly which may result in filling out for some The body reaches its physical peak of strength health and fertility for both sexes and applied to reach achievements Intelligence is used to maintain proper working relationships such as those at work or in romance An increased ability to have multiple focuses and concerns due to having isolation grows Early adults begin to realize their own independence as members of society and begin to realize the need for love and compassion in order for society and their own lives to run smoothly Page 3 of 1 PSY375r3 PSY 375 Life Span Human Development almost full responsibility for oneself for the first time The urge to settle down begins to come into play Young adults begin to plan for the rest of their independent adult lives Middle Adulthood As an individual enters middle Middle adults will experience a Parental responsibilities will change as adulthood he or she will experience decline in uid intelligence thought children become more independent and a loss of skin elasticity Wrinkles processing which can create a begin their own families and may begin to appear on the face slower rate of problem solving independent lives Changes in hair color and texture will also occur going gray There is an increased in crystallized Some individuals may experience a Some may experience hair loss or intelligence practical knowledge midlife crisis which may lead to a balding struggle with self identity and self During middle adulthood there is a esteem much like that of adolescence During middle adulthood men decline of working memory and Individuals will attempt to answer experience decrease in sexual increased semantic memory function questions such as Who am I or Why function possible erectile words symbols meanings am I here Broderick amp Blewitt 2003 dysfunction and lower sperm count Auditory and visual functioning will During middle adulthood individuals begin to decline during middle will become more aware of their own adulthood as well mortality which may also contribute to issues of midlife crisis Late Adulthood During late adulthood the immune A significant decline in neural There may be a decrease in social system becomes weaker and individuals are more prone to illness and disease There is a further decline in auditory and visual functioning during late adulthood Problems with arthritisosteoarthritis functioning will occur about five or six years prior to death resulting in a decrease in intellectual functioning Broderick amp Blewitt 2003 Older adults are at risk for dementia as their memory functioning declines They may become easily confused or forgetful Alzheimer s interaction social segregation due to lack of mobility Older individuals often face ageism which is a form of stereotyping based upon their age Retirement may affect social networks Page 4 of 1 PSY375r3 PSY 375 Life Span Human Development may arise making it difficult for an individual to function properly and perform regular daily tasks that they were once capable of performing A decline in strength and muscle functioning will also contribute to loss or regression of motor skills Broderick amp Blewitt 2003 disease may also become eVident during late adulthood Page 5 of 1 PSY375r3 PSY 375 Life Span Human Development References Broderick PC amp BleWitt P 2003 The life span Human development for helping professionals Upper Saddle River NJ Pearson Education Berger K S 2008 The developing person through the life span 7th ed New York Worth Publishers Guest A 2011 Taking Sides Clashing Views in LifeSpan development 3rd edNeW York McGraWHill Page 6 of 1 PSY375r3
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