Discuss the influences on physical and cognitive development in a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper.  Select one of the following stages of development as the focus of your paper:

Developmental psychology seeks to address various aspects of human development, including physical, cognitive, social, moral, and personality development.

 

  • Discuss the influences on physical and cognitive development in a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper.  Select one of the following stages of development as the focus of your paper:

 

  • Infancy (birth to 1 year)
  • Early Childhood (2-6 years)
  • Middle Childhood (6-12 years)
  • Adolescence (12-18 years)
  • Early Adulthood (18-40 years)
  • Middle Adulthood (40-60 years)
  • Late Adulthood (60+ years)

 

  • Address the following in relationship to the stage of development selected:

 

  • What factors affect physical development?  Consider both hereditary and environmental influences.  Provide examples.
  • What factors affect cognitive development?  Consider both hereditary and environmental influences.  Provide examples.
  • What factors affect social, moral, and personality development?  Describe the factors by explaining at least two theoretical perspectives associated with moral, social, and personality development.
  • Include a specific real-world scenario that happened to you or someone else.

 

  • Format your paper according to APA standards.  Include at least two references from the University Library.

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