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Introduction to Human Development
Transcript of Introduction to Human Development
What is development?
systematic changes and continuities in the individual that occurs between conception to death or from womb to tomb.
Systemic changes: orderly, patterned and enduring
Continuities: ways in which we remain the same or continue to reflect our past selves
Types of Development
1. Physical Development
2. Cognitive Development
3. Psychological Development
"I am the master of my fate; I am the captain
of my soul"
-William Ernest Henley
"Nothing of me is original. I am a combined effort of everybody I've ever known."
Causes of Development
genetics, heredity and maturation
refers to the biological unfolding of the individual according to species-typical biological inheritance and an individual person’s biological inheritance with respect to the aging process
Divisions of Development
developmental changes that characterize most or all members of a species; typical patterns of development.
individual variations in the rate, extent, or direction of development.