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Developmental Psychology
is the study of lifelong, often age-related processes
of change in the physical, cognitive, moral, emotional, and social domains of
functioning; such changes are rooted in biological mechanisms that are genetically
controlled (for example, maturational processes involved in the growth of
the nervous system), but they are also strongly influenced by social interactions.
Developmental psychologists are interested in how people grow from infants into
mature adults and to learn what factors affect the course of human development.
Developmental psychologists recognize that
development involves gains and
losses over time, because people can respond in either positive or negative ways
to life’s experiences
Development must be viewed
from multiple perspectives and within historical and cultural contexts
Nature
Biological influences on behavior and development
Nurture
The influence of the enviorment