Characteristics of the Life-Span Perspective. Human growth and development involves a complex set of processes. Traditionally, views have focused on the developmental process from birth to adolescence, with little attention dedicated to adult development. Modern views, however, emphasize development across the entire lifespan. For this assignment, describe the characteristics of the life-span perspective.
While identifying all of the characteristics of the life-span perspective listed below, your paper should include a more thorough discussion of three of them. They are:
§ Development is Lifelong
§ Development is Multidimensional
§ Development is Multidirectional
§ Development is Plastic
§ Developmental Science is Multidisciplinary
§ Development is Contextual
§ Development involves Growth, Maintenance, and Regulation
In your description of the characteristics of the life-span perspective, discuss the biological, sociocultural, and individual factors that work together to construct human development.
Additionally, discuss the practical and applicable contemporary concerns that influence the life-span perspective that will affect your current or future work in the Health and Human Services field, including the following:
§ Health and Well-Being
§ Parenting and Education
§ Sociocultural Contexts and Diversity
§ Social Policy
Your assignment should be 3-4 pages in length, and should include a minimum of three references.