Child Development Assignment
Explain the pros and cons of focusing on the life span as a whole versus focusing on particular developmental
periods, such as preschool, middle childhood, and adolescence. Why are both approaches necessary when
examining child and adolescent development? Find a scholarly journal article that utilizes the life-span perspective;
provide a brief summary of the article comparing that to your course readings.
What are some of the major political, cultural, and scientific cohort effects for your generation? Provide a unique
example of a history-graded cohort effect, an age-graded cohort effect, and a sociocultural-graded cohort effect that
your cohort has experienced.
Texbook Santrock, J. (2014). Child development (14th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9780078035333.