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20: Lifespan Perspectives
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- 20.1: Lifespan Developmental Perspectives
- 20.2: What was the “traditional” view of development?
- 20.3: Why was the traditional view so appealing?
- 20.4: What did the lifespan perspective offer as an alternative view of development?
- 20.5: What are the key features of the proposition that “development is a life-long process”?
- 20.6: What is the point of “multi-directionality”?
- 20.7: What are the implications of the proposition that development includes both “gains and losses”?
- 20.8: What is meant by the notion of “plasticity”?
- 20.9: What are the implications of the proposition of “historical embeddedness”?
- 20.10: What are the implications of “Contextualism as paradigm”?
- 20.11: Why is the study of development a “multidisciplinary” affair?
- 20.12: Did the lifespan perspective demonstrate that old age is a period of plasticity filled with gains?
- 20.13: What are the most important take-home messages of lifespan developmental perspectives?
- 20.14: What are the most important critiques of lifespan developmental perspectives?