development from conception to death lifelong progressive orderly
what is development? Development is the pattern of progressive, orderly and predictable changes that begin at conception and continue throughout life.
intersection of and interaction between all of these dimensions
Development is : -Lifelong takes place from conception till death -Multidimensional cognitive, physical, socio-emotional -highly plastic -contextual historical, economic, social, and cultural factors -inter-disciplinary -depends on historical conditions -depends on how individual responds and acts to context
nature - basic growth tendencies are genetically programmed into humans - it is biological nurture - effect of the environment; social environment and biological environment
gradual, continuous process vs discrete groups or stages gradual or abrupt?
(involvement in their own development)
(is it universal or is it dependent on culture, country, community)