Ch 14: The Development of Adults

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If you need to review adult development topics for an upcoming exam, project, class assignment or research paper, check out this series of engaging lessons and quizzes. You can use any computer or mobile device to access this convenient online study guide chapter.

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.

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