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The Development of Adults - Chapter Summary
Human growth and development doesn't stop when one reaches adulthood. In this chapter, you'll see how people continue to develop throughout adulthood from cognitive, emotional and physical perspectives. These engaging video lessons explain the foundations of adult development theory as well as the effects of developmental abnormalities in adults. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Outline each stage of Levinson's adult development theory
- Recognize psychological, emotional and physical changes in adults
- Explain the cognitive development process in late adulthood
- Analyze the effects of adult developmental abnormalities
- Describe social concerns regarding developmental abnormalities in adults
Our instructors use a simplified teaching style to help you easily understand these adult development concepts. When you finish a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to retain the information. The chapter concludes with a multiple-choice exam, and we've also included printable transcripts with each lesson. You can also use the Ask the Expert feature if you have any questions about the chapter topics.
1. Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory
There has been a lot of talk about the development of children. But, do people continue to develop into their adult years? Psychologist Daniel Levinson thought so. In this lesson, we will look into his seven stages of adult development.
2. Physical, Psychological and Emotional Changes in Adults
As an adult you establish a unique identity, reach the proverbial midlife crisis, and eventually succumb to old age. In this lesson, learn about the physical, psychological, and emotional changes that take place along this journey.
3. Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
Many people are aware of some of the memory problems older adults have, but did you know that they become better at some types of thinking? In this lesson, we'll examine the positive and negative cognitive changes in late life.
4. Developmental Abnormalities in Adults: Effects & Social Concerns
Developmental abnormalities in adults can have significant effects on the individual and an impact on society. In this lesson, examine examples and explore some of these issues.
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