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The Impact of Developmental Processes

The Impact of Developmental Processes

Consider the role each process?cognitive, physical, and social-emotional?plays on the development of an individual. The cognitive developmental process involves the ability to think, remember, reason, problem-solve, and communicate. The physical developmental process entails not only changes in height and weight, but also fine and gross muscle control, balance, strength, reproductive ability, and appearance. Finally, the social-emotional developmental process involves beliefs about oneself in relation to others, including self-identity, self-concept, morality, and relationships. These processes do not develop in isolation from one another?cognitive, physical, and social-emotional developmental processes influence one another. For example, cognition impacts social-emotional and physical goes hand-in-hand with cognitive and social-emotional skills. Keep in mind that the relative importance of cognitive, physical, and social-emotional developmental processes may vary depending upon the age of the individual (e.g., infant, adolescent, young adult, elderly) and any physical or developmental challenges that may arise.

With these thoughts in mind:

A brief description of "Angelina Jolie." Then, describe her in terms of developmental processes? cognitive, physical, and social-emotional?at an important stage in her life. Be specific and provide examples from the literature.


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Angelia Jolie is an American-born actress known for such hit films as "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider", "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", and "Changeling". She is in a long-term relationship with actor Brad Pitt and has six children (3 of whom were internationally adopted). Angelia Jolie is known for being a humanitarian and has been on field missions around the world (e.g. Cambodia, Tanzania). She has done wonderful international charity work.

Cognitive Development:

Angelina Jolie displays great leadership skills including strong communication, thinking, and memory abilities. She has played the leading role in many ...

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The impact of developmental processes are determined.