Foundations to Human Growth and Development

Several different types of groups are described in this module/week’s readings. Describe a group that you would like to lead, including the type of group, its size, inclusion criteria, and whether it is open or closed. Identify the group’s purpose. What topics will be covered? How often will the group meet and for how long? In your replies, offer helpful recommendations to your peers on how to make their proposed groups even more effective and beneficial for the members. Based on your readings, who might be interested in joining these groups? What leadership styles and skills demonstrated in the videos will be appropriate? Overview Lifespan development is a field of study that is connected to many professions and relates to the adaptation of social standards as well as life in general. Understanding patterns of growth, change, and variables in behavior that occur along the human lifespan provides insight into people and facilitate optimal development and wellness over a lifespan. This course will assist you in making sense of this field of study and will allow the knowledge to impact your life and profession. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to: Differentiate founding theories of human growth and development. Recognize the importance of empirically-based theories. Use empirical research for spiritual development and explain how it affects brain development. Describe key issues surrounding lifespan development. Discover the key facts and terms associated with prenatal development. Distinguish the learning, social, and physical capabilities of a newborn.

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