Developmental Constructs

The purpose of this Final Project Assignment is for you to recognize human development and outcomes (e.g., developmental constructs, processes, milestones, and stages) through the lifespan of an influential person. You will describe this person’s development through physical, cognitive, and social-emotional processes at various key periods of his or her development, and how their development is influenced by nature (genetics), nurture (environment), or both. For this Assignment, you will read a biography about an individual of your choosing: MAYA ANGELOU. Explain the development and outcomes of the person’s life through childhood in terms of the appropriate constructs, processes, and theories of development. Address as many of the relevant ages and stages as possible. Part 1 (3 page) Explain the person’s life from prenatal development through childhood in terms of nature/nurture influences. Provide an analysis of the role cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development/changes played in the person’s life. Note: You must select two of the three processes to include in your paper. Include at least one theory that is relevant in describing the individual’s development. Use proper APA format, citations, and referencing. PART 2 (+3 page) Explain major developmental events, phases, and turning points in the person’s life, with developmental theories that best explain each. Include a brief description of each developmental theory and use as many as is fitting. You must include at least two theories from this course in your Final Project Assignment. Explain the impact of diversity* on the person’s life (success, lack of success, struggles, challenges, decisions, etc.). *Diversity includes characteristics and factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability. Diversity characteristics are distinct from adversity, which refers to hardship or misfortune. Use proper APA format, citations, and referencing. Reference :The Life of the Author: Maya Angelou By: Linda Wagner-Martin  For more information on developmental constructs check on this:

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