Non-Normative Life Events
- Theodora KoulentiAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Nicosia Email author
- , Xenia Anastassiou-HadjicharalambousAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Nicosia
The term non-normative life events describe significant, unexpected and unpredictable events, for a particular individual, which do not follow the predictable developmental pattern of life-cycle.
Non-normative life events are those that occur unexpectedly, such as natural disasters, loss of a family member and war. Even in cases that death or illness, in specific ages, are statistically considered normative, they are actually non-normative. They are still unexpected and undesired events, associated with severe effects . Non-normative events may be comprised of both negative and positive events, such as death of a beloved person or winning in a lottery. However, in both cases, they are unexpected and slightly related to chronological age .
Life-span developmentalists assert that individual development is deeply affected by age-graded, history-graded and non-normative factors. Features, such a ...
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- Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development
- pp 1018-1020
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- 480. Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center
- 481. Department of Psychology MS 2C6, George Mason University
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- 1. Department of Psychology, University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Avenue, P.O. Box 24005, Nicosia, 1700, Cyprus
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