Stages of Human Growth and Development
Human development is dynamic, multi linear, and highly plastic in nature. There are many factors that affect its progress. Theoretical perspective has contributed to the exploration of the study of personality and behaviour. Each developmental stages are marked with physical milestones that a human body should achieve. Cognitive and intellectual milestones are achieved through the right balance between biological and environmental influences. However, if the balance is disturbed, there are numerous developmental challenges which needs to be dealt with.
This module examine stages of human growth and development, the theoretical perspectives and how they account for our personality and behaviour. It further explores the current issues and debates that relate to life course experiences and formation of identity.
Describe stages of human growth and development and explain biological, psychological, social and cultural influences
Assess the effect of social influences on developing or modifying behaviour.
You are required to produce a digital information resource (1,500 words) on development and challenge at life stages. The resource should be based on a case study of an American girl, aged 15, who has accomplished many feats including being the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in 2019.
The digital resource should present information in an engaging way with use of images/photos. You are encouraged to use animations, or cited anecdotes. Life stages should be presented logically, but in a succinct way. You can also explore formatting it like an infographic, which is a collection of imagery, charts, and text that gives an easy-to-understand overview of a topic.
The resource should demonstrate your understanding of each of the stages of development starting from conception to old age. It should highlight key developments; examples of social, cultural and environmental influences in each of the stages; and common challenges faced by individuals in those life stages. This assignment covers the following learning objectives-
Describe stages of human growth and development and explain biological, psychological, social and cultural influences (LO1)
·In relation to the information resource, you are expected to highlight key milestone achievements - physical, cognitive / intellectual, emotional and social in each of the stages of development.
Describe how our identity is socially constructed. (LO2)
·Describe theories of identity and concept of self. For example- Mead, Cooley, Tajfel etc.
Assess the effect of social influences on developing or modifying behaviour. (LO4)
·Illustrate social and cultural factors that can influence a person’s behaviour throughout their lifespan, using relevant examples.
·How can these influences impact on a person’s behaviour or help them cope with those challenges and change?
* You are encouraged to check the originality of your work by using the draft Turnitin links on your Moodle Web.
* Collusion between students (where sections of your work are similar to the work submitted by other students in this or previous module cohorts) is taken extremely seriously and will be reported to the academic conduct panel. This applies to all coursework and exam answers.
* A marked difference between your writing style, knowledge and skill level demonstrated in class discussion, any test conditions and that demonstrated in a coursework assignment may result in you having to undertake a Viva Voce in order to prove the coursework assignment is entirely your own work.
* If you make use of the services of a proof reader in your work you must keep your original version and make it available as a demonstration of your written efforts.
* You must not submit work for assessment that you have already submitted (partially or in full), either for your current course or for another qualification of this university, unless this is specifically provided for in your assignment brief or specific course or module information.