Human Development

A brief outline of human development

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Life stage and Age Boundaries

Infancy- 0-2 years

Early Childhood - 2-8 years

Adolescnce-  9-18 years

Early Adulthood- 18-45 years

Middle Adulthood- 46-65 years

Later Adulthood - 65+ years

 

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Infancy and Early Childhood

Infancy (0-2)

  • take solid foods at 4-6 months
  • walk: 12 months
  • talk: 2 years
  • Bowel/bladder control: 2 years

Early Childhood (2-8)

  • Getting along with peers- 8 years
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good physical skills e.g. skipping, hopping
  • Developing conscience and morality
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Adolescence and Early Adulthood

Adolescence 9-18

  • Mature relationships with peers of both sexes.
  • Male/female roles
  • Emotional independance of parents
  • Preparing for career, marriage and family

Early Adulthood 18-45

  • Partner and marriage
  • Starting a family
  • Progressing career
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Middle and Later Adulthood

Middle Adulthood 46-65

  • Teenage children or children leaving home
  • Satisfactory career
  • Care for elderly relatives

Later Adulthood 65+

  • Decrease in physical strength
  • Adjusting to retirement
  • Death of close family
  • Lonliness
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Comments

Hajra

you have not stated which exam board it is, I am Edexcel and those lifestages are wrong according to this exam board

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