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Development through life stages using the example of Sharon Osbourne

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Unit 4 Development through life stages The human life spam Assignment 1 Georgina Reed Introduction In this assignment I will be choosing a celebrity of my choice and then I will be going through there different life stages, infancy, childhood, adulthood and old age, then I will be going through their needs (PIES) physical, intellectual, emotional and social. In task two I will be picking two life stages, then write a report discussing how their development has been affected by nature and nurture. I will also be continuing with the report by evaluating the effects of both genetic inheritance and the environment, referring to nature. Conception/pregnancy During the first month of pregnancy cell multiplication begins, fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. Then the internal organs and circulatory system begin to form, the small bump shows the beginning of arms and legs. The second and third month all major body parts have formed. The heart is beating and eyes, ears and nose have developed. The fourth and fifth month the baby is rocked and swayed by mums breathing and walking, the baby's kidneys start to make urine and the sex organs are distinct. During the eighth month the lungs are maturing and the baby is gaining more fat under the skin, it would measure 18.9 inches and weigh 4-5 pounds by this stage. During the third month the intellectual of the body appears as the baby can yawn, frown, hiccup and such its thumb. By the sixth month the baby listens to conversations and touches and explores the body. ...read more.


Women are most able to conceive children in their late teens and early twenties, the risk of miscarriages rises with age. Usually at the ages of forty five and fifty five woman stop being able to get pregnant because of menopause. Intellectual development in older adulthood decrease during adulthood like their intellectual skills and abilities if they are exercised. Older adults may have slightly slower reaction times, but increased knowledge may compensate for this in many work situations. Older adults may be more skilled than adolescents and young adults when it comes to making complex decisions some adults may develop increased wisdom as they become older. Emotional development as an individual's sense of self-esteem will continue to develop throughout adulthood. Some individuals may prefer to live alone or may feel that partnership relationships are too demanding. A person's previous family experience may strongly influence their expectations of a partner. Successful ageing means remaining emotionally involved with other people. Social development is often a time when people continue to develop their network of personal friends. Marriage and parenthood are important, social life events that are often associated with early adulthood. The pressure to obtain paid employment and hold down a job is also a major social issue for adults. When children leave home, some pressures may be taken off parents, but some may feel that they have lost part on their social purpose when children no longer need their support. Later adulthood (65 +) Physical changes in the over sixty fives usually involves some reduction in the efficiency in the body. There are a few physical changes in the older body: The heart, breathing and circulation become weaker, muscles may become weaker and skin becomes less elastic causing wrinkles. ...read more.


This is known as the nurture theory of human behaviour. Evaluation Sharon Osborne's childhood was set in a unhealthy environment were her parents were always fighting and her dad was always using drug substances, drinking and smoking. This would of affected Sharon's physical growths as her lungs would be inhaling the smoke causing problems later on in life ( long term damage), also could lead to her suffering from illnesses such as asthma. This would be nurture as her farther drank and smoked in front of her causing her harm. This would also lead to Sharon thinking it was ok to do these kinds of things later on in life as she was brought up around it. As Sharon grew up into adulthood similar things occurred in her life. She went of the rails for a while due to problems, for example drinking, smoking, drug abuse and fighting with her husband. This problem has passed from her childhood as she watched her farther do it she would think it was normal, this affected her social life a lot as she isolated herself from others. Sharon's looks were inherited from her mother with good looks but she was unhappy with her life and looks so started having plastic surgery to make her feel better within her self. Sharon felt unhappy with her life seeing her farther hit her mother and her farther been drugged up or drunk most days. This is nurture as she has emotions due to the environment she was living in. Over all nature vs. nurture has big parts to play in Sharon Osborne's life. From behaviour to looks. Everything in her life was passed on or learnt the old argument of nature vs. nurture has never really being known. ...read more.

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