University of Phoenix Material
For each of the three developmental domains: physical, cognitive, and social, identify two major changes or challenges associated with that developmental stage (adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood).
|Stage of Development |Physical Development |Cognitive Development |Social Development |
|Adolescence | | | |
|Young Adulthood | | | |
|Middle Adulthood | | | |
|Late Adulthood | | | |
Adolescence Identity vs. role confusion through experimentation with
Different roles, the adolescent
Develops an integrated and stable
Self-definition; forms commitments
To future adult roles.
An apathetic adolescent or one
Who experiences pressures and
Demands from others may feel
Confusion about his or her identity
And role in society.
Young adulthood Intimacy vs. isolation By establishing lasting and meaningful
Relationships, the young
Adult develops a sense of connectedness
And intimacy with others.
Because of fear of rejection or
The young adult is unable to form
Close, meaningful relationships
And becomes psychologically
Middle adulthood generatively vs. stagnation through child rearing, caring for
Others, productive work, and community
Involvement, the adult expresses
Unselfish concern for the
Welfare of the next generation.
And a preoccupation with one’s
Own needs lead to a sense of