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Development Through the Life Stages

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P1 Describe Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social development through the life stages. In this assignment, I will be describing Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Social development through the life stages. These are the life stages an individual goes through during the course of their life. These stages are: * Infancy * Childhood * Adolescence * Adulthood * Elderly Growth is term used to describe an increase in quantity. For example, children grow taller as they get older. Development, is the complex changes involving quality as well as straight forward increases in some measured Before conception take place the ovary must have released an egg, which is drawn down the fallopian tube towards the uterus. It occurs during the middle of our menstrual cycle. In the process of these, the lining of the womb is preparing for the possibility of a pregnancy and thickens it lining by increasing the blood flow to the tissues as the thinning the cervical mucus allowing sperm to enter. During intercourse between man and woman the sperm is ejaculated into the vagina. Once the sperm enters the uterus, it tries to find the egg by this stage is at the lower end of the fallopian tube. ...read more.

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* Concrete operations (7-11 years) - they can think more logically and learn through experiences. * Formal operations (11+) - can solve more complex problems in their head, which enables adolescences and adults to use abstract concept and theories to go beyond the limitation of everyday experiences. Childhood Childhood spans from four to nine years old. At this stage, intellectual, emotional and social developments are very major. Children's body change proportions and they start to look more adults than babies. They being to loss their baby fat as they develop sleeker, straighter bodies with long muscles necessary for work and play. Children tend to more of their gross motor skills because their muscles become more flexible. During intellectual development children tend learn through practical learning. They develop the ability to associate a symbol with an object. Children learn to start grouping like objects together. At the first year, they often begin developing speech and mimicking the words and action of others. Throughout social and emotional development, children begin to mature in their ability to interact with others socially. During the infant stage their task is to bonding and connecting with primary caregivers, but in contrast, they start to branch out and to create other social relationships. ...read more.

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During this stage women experience hormonal changes, this results in the ability to reproduce. This is called menopause. Last adulthood is the final stage of physical development. At 30-60year's older adult loose strength and speed overtime, however exercise can keep them fit and therefore maintain some fitness in years 40-50. The skin continues to lose elasticity. At this stage the line and wrinkles get deeper and more recognisable. They normally have eyesight deteriorates, which causes many seniors to need glasses. at this stage many physical illness such as heart, breathing and circulation get weaker, which results in impairment and disability problems. Throughout the intellectual stage, older adults often keeps their minds active by continued learning, which increases their wisdom and therefore skilled in making complex decisions. They are less able to solve problems, which often relates to mental abilities affected by physical health. For example, the development of Dementia. At some stage in emotional development, people continue to develop their senses of self but self-esteem can be affected in old age by illness. For example loss of love ones can lead to low self esteem and more vulnerability and more importantly their confidences. In later adulthood, some people might go on retirement, which gives them more free time and the opportunity to make new friends. This can be very positive but without this it isolation can occur. ...read more.

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This is an essay that starts well in the discussion of infancy and childhood. However, as with many essays of this nature, the writer has not included the same detail in the later life stages. There is much that can be added about self concept, person development and bereavement in the later life stages that can be just as interesting as child development and would enhance this essay greatly.

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