The Life-Span Perspective: Definition & Characteristics


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Jim was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at a young age. Although dealing with the disease was challenging, he and his family made his health a priority. As a result, he lived a long and happy life. Which framework would explain his outcome and why?

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1. Which of the following represents an example of Multi-Directionality?

2. How would an individual aspect be defined?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The life-span perspective is defined as human development determined by multiple aspects and frameworks, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge on the aspects people encounter in their lives and the frameworks that allow people to analyze these aspects of their lives. The questions on the quiz will test you on plasticity, multi-directionality, aspects, and frameworks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of multi-directionality
  • Defining an aspect as it relates to the life-span perspective
  • Multiple Causation framework
  • Define certain frameworks given examples

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on the characteristics of the life-span perspective from the related lesson on this topic
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about aspects of human life and the frameworks humans use to analyze their lives in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as multiple causation and multi-directionality
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of the life-span perspective

Additional Learning

To learn more review the lesson called The Life-Span Perspective: Definition & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the life-span perspective
  • Discuss aspects and define them as normal, personal life experiences
  • Discuss the frameworks
  • Name and define each of the frameworks