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Age ranges and human development

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Age ranges and human development: an overview of a lifespan perspective.

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Age ranges and human development

  1. 1. Age Ranges &HumanDevelopmentDr David Armstrong
  2. 2. Prenatal Development andthe Newborn Developmental Psychology  a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive and social change throughout the life span
  3. 3. Age Ranges• Prenatal period (conception - birth)• Infancy and toddlerhood (from birth - 2 years)• Early Childhood (from 2 - 6 years)• Middle Childhood (from 6 - 11 years)• Adolescence (from 11 - 18 years)• Emerging adulthood (from 18-25 years)• Adulthood (from 25 onwards)• Any other age range?• What age range do you fall in? What age range of children will you be working with/teaching? What age range interests you the most?• See: Berk, L. 2013. p. 5.
  4. 4. Developmental IssuesNature and Nurture Extent to which development is influenced by nature and by nurtureStability and Degree to which early traitsChange and characteristics persist through life or changeContinuity- Extent development involves gradual, cumulative changeDiscontinuity (continuity) or distinct stages (discontinuity)
  5. 5. Processes in Development
  6. 6. Thank You• Final Question: so if human development involves: biological processes, cognitive processes and socio-emotional processes what dimension of this development do educational examinations and assessment usually assess?• Thank you for listening.•
  7. 7. Thank You• Final Question: so if human development involves: biological processes, cognitive processes and socio-emotional processes what dimension of this development do educational examinations and assessment usually assess?• Thank you for listening.•

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