Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing the influences on physical and cognitive development.

Developmental psychology seeks to address various aspects of human development, including physical, cognitive, social, moral, and personality development.

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing the influences on physical and cognitive development.

Select one of the following stages of development as the focus of your paper.

  • Infancy: from birth to 1 year
  • Early childhood: from 1-6 years
  • Middle childhood: from 6-12 years
  • Adolescence: from 12-18 years
  • Early adulthood: from 18-40 years
  • Middle adulthood: from 40-60 years
  • Late adulthood: from 60+ years

Address the following in relation to the selected stage:

  • What factors affect physical development? Consider hereditary and environmental influences. Provide examples.
  • What factors affect cognitive development? Consider 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 social, moral, and personality development.
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