How have nature (genetic predispositions) and nurture (environment or experience) contributed to this person’s development?

Main Discussion ****(LEX REMEMBER WE DID THE CASE STUDY ON OLDER ADULTS SO WE CAN NOT DO THAT ONE AGAIN… ASSIGNMENT DUE WEDNESDAY)

The scientific study of psychology includes different levels of analysis or differing complementary perspectives. When you reflect on the major psychological perspectives described in the course text, you see that some have more of a social component, while others have more of a biological component. Psychologists attempt to take all these perspectives into consideration by analyzing human behavior from different levels of analyses. Each perspective provides valuable insight into what makes up each unique individual. For this week’s Discussion, you will analyze an individual from a variety of perspectives.

Think about someone you know in one of the age groups listed below. Be sure to pick an age group that is different from your chosen case study individual.

Young child
Adolescent
Older adult
Explain how the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social developmental concepts you learned about this week apply to the person you have in mind. (To protect the identity of your chosen individual, use a pseudonym.) Include a discussion of at least one physical, one cognitive, and one social or emotional concept in your response. How have nature (genetic predispositions) and nurture (environment or experience) contributed to this person’s development?

RESOURCES

Readings
Feldman, R. (2012). Psychology and your life (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
Chapter 7, “Motivation and Emotion”
Chapter 8, “Development”
Optional Resources
Pink, D. (2009, July). The puzzle of motivation. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation

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