We are generally taught in high school that the Industrial Revolution was a good thing for humanity, that it has increased both our welfare and our happiness. And in many ways, this is arguably true. In general, we live longer now than our ancestors did before the Industrial Revolution, our children are much less likely to die in infancy, women are much less likely to die giving birth to those children. We can now fight cancer, provide anesthetics, fight infections with antibiotics, replace failing hearts with those taken from other people or with robotics. (more…)
In this article the lifespan development theory is applied, this is evident because the transition from adolescence to young adulthood is studied in terms of the impact on the leisure activates of the young adults. One way of using the idea of changes in a person’s life and his or her development is through dividing the lifespan into various stages and that people pass through a variety of stages. Individuals are seen as making logical development in a particular order through a succession of phases. Gradually they move nearer to some type of adult status. This progress can be seen as concerning alteration in academic and physical powers and the influence of life events and experiences. And this study also discusses this transition and the events that lead from one stage of life to another. The authors cite Eriksson and Greene et al. who have divided the lifespan into different stages. (more…)
Schizophrenia is a highly debilitating illness that can cause havoc in lives of those who suffer from it. The onset of schizophrenia starts from adolescence and carries on till the adulthood and afterward. The mystery about schizophrenia is that it is still a disease that cannot be cured rather it can be controlled through antipsychotic drugs. Since schizophrenia is associated with brain function it hampers a person’s ability to function normally in daily life matters. The symptoms of schizophrenia include auditory hallucinations, delusions, depression, acute anxiety, paranoia, social isolation and feelings of being chased and constantly watched by others. (more…)
A term paper describing the role of family, teachers, and others in the development of youth.
1,200 Words (Approx. 4.8 Pages), 4 Sources, APA, 2008.
This term paper discusses the role of family and teachers in youth development. The life in youth is quite complicated as youngsters are in the process of transforming mentally from a youngster to an adult. They go through physical, emotional and biological changes during this period and are in need of strong support from those who care. (more…)