• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Development through the life stages and the effects that nature and nurture can influence development.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Development through the life stages and the effects that nature and nurture can influence development. Potential effects that different life factors can have on the development of an individual. Genetic There are many Genetic traits that can impact the development of an individual. Most of these traits are acquired through chromosomal abnormalities when conceived. A few examples of these difficulties are Sickle Cell Anaemia, Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis, Down syndrome and Phenylketonuria. Down syndrome Is a condition where an extra copy of chromosome 21 is present at conception and in all cases there are various physical development issues present and is often slower than average. These issues commonly include "Decreased muscle tone at birth, Excess skin at the nape of the neck, Flattened nose, Separated joints between the bones of the skull, Single crease ...read more.

Middle

This disease is commonly harmless although if a pregnant woman becomes infected with the disease the foetus can suffer from birth defects leading to physical development issues or the mother could miscarry. Environmental Environmental changes unlike the Biological and Genetic perspectives is based on the exposure to exterior effects that are incurred from sources such as; Air Quality and Pollution, Water Quality, Sanitation Levels and the availability of other services such as Leisure Activities. Air quality, particularly the presence of tobacco smoke, can have an adverse effect on Pregnancy and the unborn child. Even second-hand Smoke that is present in the mother's bloodstream can alter the heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen supply, and acid balance of the unborn child. ...read more.

Conclusion

Lifestyle The lifestyle perspective is closely related to the Socio-economic perspective and the environmental perspective as it identifies that development is down to the choices that the individual makes in regard to education, the use of leisure activities and exercise and the intake of toxins such as smoking and taking drugs. Drugs can have a large impact on a person's emotional development due to the strong relationship the individual can build over a long term. This psychological dependence can pre-occupy an individuals mind and can lead to other issues such as malnutrition from failing to eat to neglect of dependants. Over time the individual is unable to feel happy without the drug as the brain is used to different dopamine levels which are in some cases naturally unobtainable. This can leave the person more susceptible to emotional traumas and depression. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development throughout life stages.

    4 star(s)

    Stroke: If the blood flow to a part of the brain is blocked by the sickle cells, a stroke can occur. Acute chest syndrome: Chest pain and fever caused by sickle cell anemia can become a life-threatening complication. Due to the above symptoms and conditions of sickle-cell anemia an individual

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development through the life stages

    4 star(s)

    apart objects and faces * A conversation with their carer will develop around this time * Use their five senses to explore Three months * To friendly handling they will respond and they will smile * Have a greater bond with their carer(s)

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Explain the potential effects of five different life factors on the development of an ...

    3 star(s)

    There may also be implications with Nancy?s physical abilities. Evan though exercise is good for people with cystic fibroses however they need regular rests to catch their breath and they will also cough a lot to get rid of some of the mucus piled in side them.

  2. Child Development (AO3)

    find it a lot easier as there is an image in front of them to help. * The formal operational stage - this involves children from 11 years. It is when the child starts thinking like an adult. They can think using logic and abstract thought processes.

  1. Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages of ...

    Formal logical operations enable adolescents and adults to use abstract concepts and theories in order to be able to gain an understanding of the world beyond their own experiences. Abstract thinking enables people to think through complicated ideas in their head without having to see the concrete pictures.

  2. Unit 4-Human lifespan development

    Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a biologist who originally studied mollusks (publishing twenty scientific papers on them by the time he was 21) but transferred into the study of the development of children's understanding, through observing, talking and listening to them while they worked on exercises he set.

  1. Mental Illness/nature nurture debate

    He believed that bits of the womans womb would break off and float through the body causing hysteria. The medically acceptable way of treating this was to use devices to smoke or steam out the womb. The next advancement was during 1733 and 1815 when Franz Mesmer pioneered a therapeutic approach to mental health.

  2. Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages of ...

    Children have to cope with their own feelings and feelings of others. They also learn to cope with emotions through playing and bonding with other children. Children express their feelings sometimes by crying, screaming and shouting to get there word across or just for attention. Erik Erikson Theory Toddler -(Will)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work