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CDE 232 Human Development Chapterl Objective Define Development explore historical perspective and explain characteristics of Life Span development Development the science of human development seeks to understand how and why people change or remain the same over time Historical Perspectives original Sin children were perceived as being bad born into the world as evil beings Parents were harsh in discipline Rituals to cleanse children were performed There was no nurturing Tabular Rasa Children are like a blank tablet and acquire their characteristics through experience How you treat them is how they will turn out Innate Goodness Children are born inherently good Let them grow naturally and they will grow up good Traditional Approach Vs Life Span approach Traditional Emphasizes extensive change from birth to adolescence with little or no change in adulthood and decline in late old age Life Span Emphasizes developmental change across the entire life span from conception to death recognizing the development continues throughout adulthood Characteristics of Life Span Perspectives Development is life long no age period dominates development Development is Multidimensional no matter your age your body mind emotions and relationships are changing and affecting each other Multidirectional throughout life same dimensions or components of a dimension expand and others shrink Example establishing a romantic relationship less time spent with friends Plastic plasticity is the capacity for change Multidisciplinary how do you genes and health effect your intelligence Do your intelligence or relationships change in the same way as you grow up How would your family or place of learning contribute to you development Contextual all development occurs within a context or setting Contexts include families schools peer groups churches cites neighborhoods university labs countries and so on Each setting is influenced by historical economic social and cultural factors Contexts like people change They are changing beings in a changing world