Axia College Material
Appendix F

For each of three developmental domains: physical, cognitive, and social/personality, 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/Personality Development   |
|Adolescence                     |Both Males and Females           |Logical cognitive assessment     |Most adolescents work to free     |
|                                 |experience significant changes   |becomes possible during this     |themselves from parental control.|
|                                 |in their bodies from hormone     |stage. Most adolescents become   |This often results in conflict   |
|                                 |changes. These include body     |cognitively egocentric and feel |since they act out emotionally   |
|                                 |growth and development of sexual|that they differ from others in |against the very parents that     |
|                                 |organs.                         |many ways, demanding privacy and|have taught them the values they |
|                                 |                                 |feeling insecure.               |now hold. High risk behaviors     |
|                                 |                                 |                                 |hold interest for teens at this   |
|                                 |                                 |                                 |age.                             |
|Young Adulthood                 |The body is at its peak         |Cognitive processes peak during |In this stage the individual is   |
|                                 |physically and it has high       |this stage. This creates a false|striving to find his or her       |
|                                 |endurance and stamina levels.   |sense that the...