Development. What makes me the person i am? Was I born this way? Will I stay this way? What will change as I age? Chapter 5 pages 156-189. Development. Development is a progressive series of changes, which occur at particular points during a lifespan.
What makes me the person i am?
Was I born this way?
Will I stay this way?
What will change as I age?
Chapter 5 pages 156-189
psychology. This looks at what makes us all similar and of course things that make us unique.
Are the qualities and behaviours that define us innate (born with them) or do we acquire them throughout our life?
What do you think..........
Nature vs Nurture
Nature: characteristics which are inherited from your parents
Eg: eye colour, hair colour, blood type, bone structure
Nurture: Your environment and/or personal experiences define who you are as a person.
Eg: nutritional intake, vocabulary levels.
Which has a greater influence on your development?
Why are developmental norms necessary??
-Cognitive (how we think and learn)
-Motor (our physical skills and development)
-Behavioural (how we act)
-Emotional and social changes (interpersonal relationships)
Over a lifespan all of these will develop.
Development of perceptual abilities
Development of cognitive abilities (learning, thinking and memory)
-Stronger and more agile (able to move easily)
-Beginning of puberty towards the end of this stage
illness or injury.