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Reviewed Lifespan Development Videos Links

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What is Lifespan Development?
Barton Poulson
This is the first video in a series of lectures that comes from a Lifespan Development psychology class and covers the history of the field and key theories.

Lifespan Theories
A very brief look at some of the key lifespan development theories. The author gives key words to remember each theory.

Presentations on Life Span Development
American Psychological Association
In this presentation from the 2012 APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers, Debra Park of Rutgers University and West Deptford High School (West Deptford, NJ - retired) discusses the National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula standard area of life span development (3:45). She discusses the MIDUS study (13:00), end of life issues (20:30), and adulthood and aging, such as by addressing maximizing longevity (28:45). Park suggests that many concepts within this area of development are relevant to adolescents and worth devoting time to in the high school psychology curriculum. The Millennial Culture (1:02:49) is also discussed. Michael Sullivan of Hopkinton High School (Hopkinton, MA) discusses stage theories and provides some quick classroom activities to implement within the development unit (1:07:15).

Brink's theory of adult development - Lifespan development: roles, not stages
Brink's theory of adult development is based upon simultaneous roles rather than sequential stages.

NCBDDD: Making a Difference across the Lifespan
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Learn how CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities promotes health and enhances the potential for full, productive living throughout the lifespan. We protect those who are most vulnerable to health problems – babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities.