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Developmental psychology seeks to address various aspects of human development. Discuss the influences on all of these types of human development in relation to the lifespan development of Adulthood:

?Physical, cognitive, social, moral, and Personality

?What factors affect physical development? Consider both hereditary and environmental influences. Provide examples.

?What factors affect cognitive development? Consider both hereditary and environmental influences. Provide examples.

?What factors affect social, moral, and personality development? Describe the factors by explaining at least two theoretical perspectives associated with moral, social, and personality development.

A foundation is needed to grow from here and build on for a huge paper and 30min presentation.

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1. What factors affect physical development? Consider both hereditary and environmental influences. Provide examples.

Biological factors are the hereditary factors, such as your inherited longevity (e.g., genes dictate how long you live), your general health status (inherited depression tendencies, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, etc.); illnesses and level self-care.

Factors include such things as:

* Genetic predisposition to longevity
* Health status
* Accidents/illness that reduce level of functioning and/or life expectancy
* Level of self care (3)

Environmental Factors include such things as nutrition and exercise which also impact physical development and health throughout the life span. Lifestyle as well plays a part e.g., sports causes arthritis later in life; injuries, etc.).

*Nutrition
*Exercise Lifestyle (1)

2. What factors affect cognitive development? Consider both hereditary and environmental influences. Provide examples.

Cognitive development concerns the growth of the mind throughout life. The environment interacts with the environment to influence mental growth, including the development of memory, perception, logical reasoning, problem-solving skill, numerical understanding, intelligence, and hypothetical thinking. (1)

Factors that impact cognitive development in adulthood:

*The aging process and maturation (biological/heredity) affects cognitive develop. For example, studies of older adults explore how the mind adapts to the changes in sensory ability and mental speed that accompany aging.

*Health and disease (e.g, people inherit diseases like Depression or Alzheimer)

*Lifestyle and learning opportunities affect cognitive development (environment) . For example, older adults can avoid or ...

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Developmental psychology seeks to address various aspects of human development. By addressing the listed influences, this solution discusses the influences on these types of human development in relation to the lifespan development of Adulthood. Supplemented with highly informative resources on adulthood developmental issues.

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