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Human development
Scientific study of processes of change and stability throughout the human life span.
Life-span development
Concept of human development as a lifelong process, which can be studied scientifically.
How has the field of human development evolved?
Methods of studying human development are still evolving, making use of advanced technologies.
What does the study of human development seek to explain?
The study of human development seeks to describe, explain, predict, and, when appropriate, intervene in development.
What fields of study does human development draw upon?
Students of human development draw on such disciplines as psychology, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, biology, genetics, family science, education, history, philosophy, and medicine.
How did life-span development come about?
As researchers became more interested in following development through adulthood.