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HDFS August 18, 2016 Class Notes

by: Jada Tucker

HDFS August 18, 2016 Class Notes HDFS 2113

Jada Tucker
OK State
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HDFS August 18, 2016 Class Notes 1st Lecture
Lifespan Human Development
Kris Struckmeyer
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jada Tucker on Tuesday August 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HDFS 2113 at Oklahoma State University taught by Kris Struckmeyer in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Lifespan Human Development in Human Development & Family Science (HDFS) at Oklahoma State University.

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Date Created: 08/23/16
Lifespan of Human Development August 18, 2016 Why Study Lifespan development? Growth - Why o Everyone does it o Modify for those who deviate from the norm o Better prepared for the future o Both growth /decline is true and necessary during all stages of life Terms Lifespan- the length of time for which a person or animal lives or a thing functions Life Expectancy- the average period that a person may expect to live Longevity -synonym for expectancy (typically refers to individuals who live past their expectancy Life Course-a sequence of socially defined events and roles that the individual enacts over time Lifespan Perspective (Baltes) Lifelong- constant development Multidimensional- multiple areas Multidirectional- gains & losses Plastic- very flexible Multidisciplinary Contextual- who, what, when, where Normative Age, Normative History, Non-normative Growth, maintenance, and regulation of loss (Important to look at biology, sociology, psychology together) Processes that Impact Development Biological Processes - Changes in a person’s physical nature Cognitive Processes - Changes in a person’s thought, intelligence, and language Socioemotional Processes - Changes in the person’s relationships with other people, emotions, and personality Developmental Periods - Time frame in a person’s life that is characterized by certain features - Conceptions of Age Chronological Age - Many ways to measure someone’s age o Biological- person’s age in terms of their health  The younger the biological age, the longer someone is expected to live o Psychological- person’s adaptive capacities compared to others of the same age  Individuals who keep learning Nature v. Nurture (Which one influences development more?) - Nature- your biological inheritance which one influences - Nurture- your environment Other Developmental Issues - Stability v. Change o Are you stuck in your development or can you change? - Continuity v. Discontinuity o Does development gradually happen or is it in stages?


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