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Life-span development perspectives emphasise that development is not just the function of childhood , but that coping with the changing internal and social environment is a life long challenge requiring personal growth and change.

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  • Gould, R.L. (1978) Transformations: Growth and Change in Adult Life, New York: Simon & Schuster.
  • Levinson, D.J. (1978) The Seasons of a Man's Life, New York: Alfred A- Knopf.
  • Norman, M. (1980) Adult life cycles: changing roles and changing hormones. In: J.G. Parsons (ed.) The Psychobiology of Sea Differences and Sex Roles, New York. McGraw-Hill.


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