There are many professional researches and studies that have been conducted to find out more insight in regards to why humans behave as they progress through life. Psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, contextual, and evolutionary perspective are the six major theoretical perspectives that have influenced lifespan development. Distinct theories and the developmental stages will be discussed throughout this paper from a personal point of view and provide insight on how various factors have contributed to the development process thus far in life. Spiritual development will be discussed from the earliest memory and will expand into early adulthood, which is the current state of development. Human growth and development varies from person to person and what works for one person will not necessarily be beneficial for another. The development of different generations and the various influences encountered all play a part in the overall progression of an individual throughout the lifespan from birth and beyond.
Human growth and development encompasses the growth and changes that one experiences during the course of life. Physical development, cognitive development, personality development, and social development are the main areas of development that are affected as the different stages …show more content…
My growth was monitored and considered to be normal for my age and I was within the limits set forth during medical examinations. One of the biggest physical changes, aside from the regular developmental milestones for this period, was an incident involving me falling off the porch and obtaining a permanent scar on my right thumb. Other than this injury the preschool and middle childhood years consisted of normal progress with little illness and proper development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and potty