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Transcript of LifeSpan Perspective
4 Cognitive Stages
Learning to use inventions of society
Formulating the Life Span Perspective
Changes in Relational Style and Capacities
Use of Language
Linking of Concepts and Physical Reality
Capacities both expand and contract across the lifespan.
Developmental processes are malleable, but it ways that are variable throughout the lifespan.
How is this reflected in "Effects of stress throughout the lifespan on the brain, behavior, and cognition"?
of the Lifespan Perspective
What are some
examples of this?
How might these disciplines relate to the
Conceptualizations of Age:
Health and Well Being
Parenting and Education
Ethnicity / Race
Gender / Sex
Nature / Nurture
Stability / Change
early life stages and
8 Stages of Development
Emphasis on conscious thought processes and adaptive capabilities
Strong emphasis on Nurture > Nature
Behavior > Cogition
Emphasis on scientific observation
Formulation of behavior/thoughts/feelings through social observation
Dynamic relationship between
behavior - cognitions - environment
social cognitive model
Emphasis on biology/evolution
Critical early attachment as demonstrated by Lorenz and Bowlby
Development reflects the influence of environmental systems
No single theory can explain all of human development
Each theory has contributed to our understanding
Eclectic orientation selects from each theory whatever is considered its best features
What are some reasons that these periods are disproportionately emphasized?
Ongoing dynamic interaction