Describethe main features of life-spanperspective on development.
Themain features of life-span perspective on development are as follows:
Development is a lifelong process that takes place across all age groups starting from conception to old age. It also includes the interaction between gains and losses, which is dynamic.
The biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional processes of human development are interwoven in the development of a person throughout the life-span.
Development is multi-directional as some dimensions or components of a given dimension of development may increase, while others show a decrease.
Development is highly plastic since modifiability is found in psychological development within persons, though flexibility varies among individuals.
Development is influenced by historical conditions.
A number of disciplines like psychology, anthropology, sociology and neuro-sciences are concerned with development.
The response and actions of individuals are related to contexts, which include the inherited traits, the physical environment, and social, historical, and cultural contexts. These contexts vary among individuals.