Paul Baltes and the Lifelong Development Theory of Psychology

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The idea that people develop at all points during their lives is called:

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1. The fact that people develop emotionally, physically, and intellectually is called:

2. The ability to change is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Paul Baltes' theory claimed that people change throughout different stages of their life. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his theory, and in order to pass the quiz, you'll need to identify five of the six key characteristics of his perspective on development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on identifying the term or phrase used for:

  • The ability to change
  • An idea that people develop at all stages of life
  • Change that occurs in a specific setting and at a specific time
  • People's ability to change emotionally, physically, and intellectually
  • Physical, emotional or intellectual aspects in a person's life that may shrink and/or grow

Skills Practiced

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

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast terms and phrases from the lesson that are used to describe Baltes' perspective on lifelong development
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on lifelong developments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Baltes' six main components and interpret it correctly in order to identify the components in context

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about Baltes' theory, check out the accompanying lesson titled Paul Baltes and the Lifelong Development Theory of Psychology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines developmental psychology
  • Explains Paul Baltes' contributions to psychology
  • Details Baltes' life span perspective on development
  • Covers the six characteristics of the lifelong development perspective
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