1. How difficult is it to determine when each stage begins and ends, using biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional criteria? Contrast this discontinuity perspective with the continuity perspective.
2. Consider the developmental debate of nature vs. nurture. What traits are shaped more by nature, and which by nurture? On the continuum, do you find yourself leaning more toward genetic/biological explanations for behavior, or more toward environmental explanations?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 12:52 am ad1c9bdddf
1. How difficult is it to determine when each life stage begins and ends, using biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional criteria? Contrast this discontinuity perspective with the continuity perspective.
Different psychologists for years have broken life span into sections; which is why there are six stages of life; childhood, adolescents, young adulthood, middle adult, older adult, and mature. Each one of those comes with a set of behavioral characteristics. Each of these stages of life are defined by our biological features (age, weight, height), our cognition (mental health and state) and by our socio-emotional (where we are socially and emotional, can we handle life situations, are we equip to take care of ...
The stages of life impacted by nature, nurture, social, biology, and cognition - two brief paragraphs.
Women's aging questions
1. According to Lee and Bakk, what changes occur in the life of a woman when she loses a partner?
2. Discuss what the Davidson refers to as the "gendered meaning of selfishness" (p. 305).
3. "The death of a loved one is a stressful event regardless of age and personal resources [but in terms of health] older women face particular challenges" (Feldman, et al 164). Discuss.