What about development?
Dr. Mary Piñon, Coordinator of MS Programs in Psychology with the School of Psychology at Walden University, shares her views about development in the lifespan.
Developmental psychology is the scientific study of growth and change during the human lifespan, from prenatal development and birth to aging and death. Throughout life, environmental and biological elements can serve to influence physical, cognitive, and social emotional growth. Developmental psychology attempts to understand why people think and act the way they do at different points in their lives, including neonatal, toddlerhood, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, older adulthood. By understanding what contributes to healthy and less-than-optimal development, we can help promote healthy human development.