Lifespan Development

DISCUSSION 1

For this Discussion, you will examine cognitive, physical, and social-emotional processes at a specific period of a character’s life.

To prepare for this Discussion:

· Select a fictional human character (i.e., cartoon character, film/TV character, virtual character) and consider an important event or period of time in the life of the character and the developmental processes during this event/period of time.

· Select two of the three developmental processes (i.e., cognitive, physical, and social-emotional) to describe.

Post a brief description of the fictional human character (i.e., cartoon character, film/TV character, virtual character) and the event/period of time you selected. Describe two of the three developmental processes—cognitive, physical, and social-emotional—and explain whether they were affected and/or changed in relation to the event/period of time. Be specific in your post and provide examples. Use your Learning Resources to support your post. Use proper APA format and citations to support your explanation.

DISCUSSION 2

For this Discussion, you will explore how diversity shapes and influences cognitive and social-emotional developmental processes.

To prepare for this Discussion:

· Review and consider the same fictional human character from your Discussion 1 for this week.

· Also, consider only the cognitive and social-emotional developmental processes and how diversity* shapes and influences these processes.  *Diversity includes but is not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc. It is not the same as adversity, which refers to a difficulty or tragedy in one’s life.

· Think about the kinds of attitudes and behaviors that might be generated from someone who grew up in a collectivist society, which is common in Asian cultures, compared to the attitudes of someone who grew up in an individualistic society, such as that found in the United States.

Post a 1- to 2-sentence description of the fictional human character (i.e., cartoon character, film/TV character, virtual character) you selected. Then, explain how diversity might shape and influence his/her cognitive and social-emotional developmental processes. Be specific in your post and provide examples. Use your Learning Resources and/or other scholarly sources to support your post. Use proper APA format and citations to support your post.

ASSIGNMENT

Assignment: Final Project Summary

For this part of your Final Project Assignment, you are to provide a brief summary of the individual and the biography you selected for your Final Project Assignment.

To prepare for this Summary of your Final Project Assignment:

· Review the Final Project Assignment Overview and consider the criteria for your biography selection.

· Select the individual and the biography you want to learn about for this Final Project Assignment.

For this Assignment:

Write a 100- to 200-word summary that includes:

· The name of the person you selected

· At least one developmental theory that you believe is appropriate to include in your final project

· The appropriate APA reference of the biography

RESOURCES

Required Readings

Bailey, R. (2005). Physical development and growth. In Neil J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human development (pp. 1001–1007).

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Harris, Y. R. (2005). In Neil J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human development (pp. 275–280).

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Susskind, J. (2005). Social development. In Neil J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Development (pp. 1191–1197).

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Jensen, L. A. (2012). Bridging universal and cultural perspectives: A vision for developmental psychology in a global world. Child Development Perspectives, 6(1), 98–104. doi:10.1111/j.1750-8606.2011.00213.x

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.