Many people think that human development means childhood development from birth to adolescence. This assumption had been supported by the developmental theories of Freud and Piaget. However, we will learn throughout this course that development does not end at the start of adulthood; it continues till the end of life. This is the life span perspective of development. Describe the importance of the life span perspective of development. On the basis of your readings, explain which stage of human development would be the most fascinating to study.
Developmental theorists often focus on particular age groups to understand the life span perspective. Describe these age groups. Explain why each of these age groups would be important to study.