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Psychological Development Through the Life Cycle 

Psychological Development Through the Life Cycle
Psychological Development Through the Life Cycle
Mayo Clinic Neurology Board Review

Maria I. Lapid

and Mark W. Olsen


Human development from conception to death can be viewed from a number of perspectives, including biologic, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral. This chapter reviews major features of various facets of development from infancy through toddlerhood, preschool, school-aged, preadolescence, adolescence, the transition into early adulthood, adulthood, and late adulthood. It includes consideration of developmental tasks and challenges as well as the importance of the environmental influence of family, peers, school, and the broader social milieu. Psychological aspects and specific stages in the elderly are also described.

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