Psychology of learning



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6 to 12

Late childhood

This is the primary school age. Here child is expected to acquire the rudiments of knowledge that are considered essential for successful adjustment to adult life. He/She are also expected to learn certain essential skills.
12 to 18 Adolescence This is the period of physiological change. It is the period when children become sexually mature. It is also the period of intensified personal interaction with peers of the same and opposite sex.
18 to 40 Young adulthood The responsibilities of adulthood include important decisions like choosing a career, a life partner, etc. Young adulthood begins with setting goals and aspirations.
40 to 60 Middle adulthood After settling down in thirties and having lived through with rooting phase, the individual starts feeling sense of uprooting and dissatisfaction during the forties. A physical decline in the form of wrinkles, thickening waistlines, greying and thinning hair start appearing. The changes are often termed middle life transition, middle- age revolt, mid-career crisis or middle-age slump. These terms point
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the loss of youth and the coming of old age. In women, hormonal changes of menopause ending of menstruation) generate anxiety and depression. Over 60 Late adulthood Aging is a process, which causes loss of vitality. Aged adults are more concerned about their health and death. Their visit to doctors is more frequent. Retirement has the worst impact on aged adults. They gradually lose their sense of meaningfulness in life. Some develop interests in social service and spend their time in financial planning, reading, travelling, visiting religious places and enjoying nature.


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