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What is the importance of studying life span development? Be spepcific.this is from...

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yasmat | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted January 25, 2011 at 12:16 PM via web

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What is the importance of studying life span development? Be spepcific.

this is from birth until death.

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fernholz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted January 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM (Answer #1)

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Studying life span development is important for many reasons. If we know about the cognitive, psychosocial, and biological processes of development it will help us understand human growth and development. The processes of development help us figure out about our health too.

It's also important to learn, because it teaches about risk factors affecting fetuses and genetic characteristics. We learn about health habits affecting longevity and how our genetic make-up plays a roll in our health. Knowing life span development helps us learn about mental and physical health issues.

Check out the link below for more information. The following quote is from the link below.

"Adaptation throughout life depends on how each of us negotiates the internal and external factors that enhance or constrain our abilities to reach our full potentials. The essence of life span development is in how we build our strengths to transcend these limitations over time."



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