This lesson will define and explain developmental psychology and identify the major approaches that are associated with this lifelong process.
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Examine lifespan psychology and the progress of changes and abilities; identify trends in psychological development and causes.
Proposes that individuals go through eight stages of social development during which they must resolve a psychosocial conflict.
Intellectual development are shaped by both a biological component and environmental experiences. Throughout the four stages, the mistakes we make teach us about the world and change our mental abilities- how we encode, store, and use information.
Cognitive development is based on social and cultural processes; our cognitive abilities are shaped by our interactions with others.