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3 Development over a lifetime

This is a photograph of a woman sitting in a garden.
Figure 8

Human development is not fully complete when the child reaches the legal age of maturity, most usually at the age of 18 years. Far from it. This section considers some of the ways in which the patterns and processes of ageing and development emerge through adolescence and beyond, in adulthood.