Overview of Life Span Developmental Psychology


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The study of how people grow and change during all phases of their lives is called _____.

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1. The concept that development occurs biologically, intellectually, and emotionally is called _____.

2. The concept that different elements of a person grow and shrink at different points in life is called _____.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of lifespan development. You will be quizzed on lifespan development and multidimensionality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Study of how a person change and grow during all phases of life
  • Development that occurs biologically, intellectually, and emotionally
  • Different element of people shrink and grow at various points in life
  • Ability of a person to change and grow
  • Theories of plasticity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lifespan development lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding lifespan development and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding lifespan development

Additional Learning

To learn more about lifespan development and how different stages impact people, review the accompanying lesson called Overview of the Life Span Developmental Psychology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define developmental psychology
  • Define life span development
  • Distinguish differences between multidimensional and multidirectional factors that affect lifespan development
  • Learn about plasticity and how it affects people