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Human Development and Socialization

What is human development? What is the relationship between human development and socialization? Describe the concept as it relates to two different cultures to validate your point.

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As you first define human development, I see it more as the process in which people develop and grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Experts also suggest that it deals with "An understanding of the major theories and research related to the broad categories of physical development, cognitive development, and social development is required, as is the ability to apply this knowledge" (http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/ex_hgd.html).

As you then discuss the relationship between human development and socialization, I feel that humans change and grow as a result of social factors and interactions. Research also shows this connection: "As we grow and mature, we experience an ongoing process of social interaction which enables us to develop the skills we will need to participate in human society. This ongoing process is called socialization"

Many theorists, such as Jean Piaget, ...

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Human Development is briefly correlated with socialization.