8 thoughts on “Development Psychology”

  1. Human behavior is composed of various different facets and they can appropriately be defined by giving due attention to underlying causes (mental processes and experiences). Thus, at whatever stage a psychologist tries to explain the behavior, he needs to take account of underlying principles and motivations of a particular trait of behavior.
    To say in other words it would mean that behavior is the manifestation of complex evolutionary dimensions that a human undergoes at different stages of life.
    For e.g. The cognitive ability of a child is remarkably different from an adult and so is the reasoning and comprehensive ability and ultimately behavior.
    So, to conclude one can say behavior is a dynamic evolving trait with continuing stages of life.

    1. Be more linear and clear in approach. Try to focus upon elaborating how human behaviour develops..The answer requires modification of the content

  2. Human behaviour is the potential and expressed capacity for physical, mental, and social activity during the phases of human life.
    Humans, like other animal species, have a typical life course that consists of successive phases of development, each of which is characterized by a distinct set of physical, physiological, and behavioral features. These phases are prenatal life, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood (including old age)

    Behaviour involves mental processes. It facilitates survival , growth and adjustment. For that purpose , the focus primarily remains on CHANGE throughout the lifespan of a human to help coping the environment.

    Firstly, there are physical changes which build our structure. Our body grows stronger and bigger with time to withstand the environmental contingency say, running away or fighting back in case harm is inflicted on us from outside.

    Secondly, changes undergo at mental level. Some common patterns develop with time. For example, the way we think at age of 2 differs significantly from thinking done at 12.

    With age and experience, the changes comes automatically. Some changes are inherent while others are facilitated by the environment around us.

    1. Nice effort ..be more precise in elaborating the changes that come in human behaviours over time. Rather to describe , try to emphasize the changes that come in human behaviour and metal processes.

  3. Human behavior is the response of the individual to their external stimuli and one of the main characteristics is that, it develops. It undergoes changing and adapt to that. We divided the behavior development into stages such as- it develops physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially. So we could understand common development .
    Physically development also takes place in stages-
    prenatal development which start with the conception and took approx nine month. After birth, called post natal. This is the phase our reflex action and locomotor ability develops.
    Cognitive development is a perceptual process and crucial aspect of human growth. It is changes in our ability to understand the world around us. Reasoning capability at the age of 2-7 years of age is way different than in the age of 11-12 years of old. At this age we were mature enough to understand everything.
    We at the age of infancy begin to experience and demonstrate discrete emotions. At this stage focused were mainly on the facial expression as description of subject’s feeling cannot possible. As we grew older we tend to reflex emotionally completely.
    Attachment with the environment shows how we developed socially. The relation of individual with their mother, care-giver expresses the affection bond between them. This is the first stage of socially development which gradually develops with the ages. Later, the individual adapt itself to their environment starting with their home, neighborhood, peer groups, school, work-culture,etc which contribute to the overall development of the individual.
    Human behavior start developing with the conception and develops till the end.

  4. Human behaviours develop means they undergo changes in quantity and quality. A boy at the age10, for example, can lift more weight than what he can at 6. Like wise, the way he reasons about the things at 6 and 10, are different( Jean Piaget).
    Human behaviours keep changing. Some changes however are instantly not noticeable like aging and maturation whereas some changes are quite noticeable like adolescent irritations( Elizabeth Harlock) .
    Changes in human behaviour go in the both directions right from the beginning. Some aspects decline whereas other aspects grow. Some reflexes after birth, for example gradually get over whereas more controlled and voluntary behaviours like gazing the known person increase.
    * you should elaborate the answer like this.

  5. In simple terms, behaviour is the way in which an individual acquires knowledge, learns and performs in order to achieve desired goals- be it material or immaterial.

    Human life cycle passes through various stages right from prenatal to post-adulthood. At each of these stages human beings undergo changes physically, mentally , emotionally and cognitively. These changes, that human is adapted to, develop more and more in each consecutive stage in order to make use of environment more effectively.

    During infancy , child shows distinct behaviour like – crying , sucking , babbling . Later his capability develops he crawls, walks, and can talk to express himself. children are egocentric at this stage
    From 5-10 years of age child is introduces to social world by interacting with peers , teachers and friends. They can understand other’s perspective as their ego-centrism is faded away. He develops an ideal image of a good boy or a good girl and behaves accordingly. They can understand concrete ideas but not abstract ideas.
    On hitting puberty their physique experiences growth spurt, have emotional instability and develop critical and rational thinking. Now the can articulate their own norms and moral values and can delve into abstract ideas.
    Adulthood is marked by relatively stable personality and major driving motives are career choices, marriage, money and success. On reaching post- adulthood , these motives disappear and people seek to have peaceful life. They are most experienced and develop Wisdom.
    Thus we can see that how human behaviour develops in order to adapt to needs and environment.

  6. Human behaviour is very hybrid. The most important characteristic of this complex behaviour is that it changes. This change is not only the result of a particular gene (maturation) but its also due to the environmental factors (nurture). The development is both in the sense of quantity and the quality.

    This change in the behaviour starts from the conception itself. In just 9 months, single celled organism develops into a fully functional organism consisting of millions of cells and having well differentiated systems like circulation, respiration, digestion, etc. In a study, it was found that the baby inside the womb shows different facial expression when the mother is exposed to different stimuli like music, etc. This shows the presence of auditory perception and reflexes.

    Likewise our behaviour keeps on changing throughout the life time as its being present on a continuum. Certain transition phases are present in our journey of life like adulthood, adolescence, childhood, which have different characteristics and each stage brings both permanent and temporary development in an individual in various aspects.

    Hence, it is evident that human behaviour develops.

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