The field of study that examines patterns of growth, change, and stability in behavior that occur throughout the entire life span.
Examining the ways in which a body's makeup helps determine behavior.
Seeking to understand how growth and change in intellectual capabilities influence a person's behavior.
The study of stability and change in the enduring characteristics that differentiate one person from another over the life span.
The way in which individuals' interactions with others and their social relationships grow, change, and remain stable over the course of life.
What are the topical areas in lifespan development?
Physical development, cognitive development, personality development, and social development.
What is the age range for the prenatal period?
From conception to birth
What is the age range for the infancy and toddlerhood period?
Birth to age 3
What is the age range for the preschool period?
Age 3 to 6
What is the age range for the middle childhood period?
Age 6 to 12
What is the age range for the adolescense period?
Age 12 to 20
What is the age range for the young adulthood period?
Age 20 to 40
What is the age range for the middle adulthood period?
What is the age range for the late adulthood period?
Age 65 to death
A shared notion of reality, one that is widely accepted but is a function of society and culture at a given time.
A group of people born at around the same time in the same place.
Biological and environmental influences associated with a particular historical moment.
Biological and environmental influences that are similar for individuals in a particular age group, regardless of when or where they are raised.
The social and cultural factors present for a particular individual, depending on such variables as ethnicity, social class, and subcultural membership.
A specific, atypical event that occurs in a person's life at a time when such events do not happen to most people.
Non-normative life event
Gradual development in which achievements at one level build on those of previous levels.
Development occuring in distinct stages with qualitative change (instead of quantitative change).
A specific time during development when a particular event has its greatest consequences and the presence of certain kinds of environmental stimuli is necessary for development to proceed normally.
A point in development when organisms are particularly susceptible to certain kinds of stimuli in their environments, but the absence of those stimuli does not always produce irreversible consequences.
The predetermined unfolding of genetic information.
Explanations and predictions concerning phenomena of interest, providing a framework for understanding the relationships among an organized set of facts or principles.
What are the 6 major perspectives of lifespan development?