Questions on Developmental Psychology

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Questions on Developmental Psychology

Please respond to the following questions based on these course objectives:

  • Differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of developmental psychology.
  • Consider current issues and their impact on human development. (Human development refers to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of humans throughout the lifespan.)
  • Describe how the individual changes physically, cognitively, and psychologically across the lifespan.

Please answer the following questions with supporting examples and full explanations.

  1. Provide an analysis of how the course supported each of the learning objectives..
  2. Explain how the material learned in this course, based upon the objectives, applies to your current or future profession.

Provide evidence (citations and references) to support your statements and opinions. Responses to these questions are due by Tuesday at noon.

All references and citations should in APA format.

Questions on Developmental Psychology


Useful Sources

  1. Baltes, P. B. (2019). Life-span developmental psychology: Observations on history and theory revisited. In Developmental psychology (pp. 79-112). Routledge.
  2. Cummings, E. M., Davies, P. T., & Campbell, S. B. (2020). Developmental psychopathology and family process: Theory, research, and clinical implications. Guilford Publications.
  3. Stern, D. N. (2018). The interpersonal world of the infant: A view from psychoanalysis and developmental psychology. Routledge.
  4. Eccles, J. S., & Wigfield, A. (2020). From expectancy-value theory to situated expectancy-value theory: A developmental, social cognitive, and sociocultural perspective on motivation. Contemporary educational psychology61, 101859.
  5. Lövdén, M., Fratiglioni, L., Glymour, M. M., Lindenberger, U., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2020). Education and cognitive functioning across the life span. Psychological Science in the Public Interest21(1), 6-41.
  6. Maree, J. G. (2022). The psychosocial development theory of Erik Erikson: critical overview. The Influence of Theorists and Pioneers on Early Childhood Education, 119-133.