Human life cycle stages

Discuss the life cycle stages of humans and how they differ from life cycle stages in primates and other mammals. To the extent possible with the resources listed below, also discuss the potential evolutionary history of these life cycle stages.

Acceptable Sources:course materials and theKaplan et al. article(Attached )(hint: read the first page, and then skim the discussion starting on page 175). Remember that any sources used in your paper (including the website and textbook) must be properly cited both in the text of your essay and at the end of your exam.

IMPORTANT : Only the above mentioned acceptable sources can be used to write the essay. I have attached the Kaplan article and the lecture notes ( I am attaching all lecture notes but only few is relevant to the topic , just give it a glance ). No other web sources can be used and cite everything properly as per the instructions below.


Format your exam document as follows:

File Type:MSWord (.doc) or Rich Text (.rtf) formats ONLY!! Other file types are NOT accepted.

Margins:1-inch on all sides.

Font:12-point, Times New Roman, black

Spacing:single spaced

Length: 2 full pages


Since the exam is open book, in-text and references list citation is expected; footnotes or endnotes are not acceptable. Use the following formats for your citations in-text:

Course Lectures or other course pages:Place the chapter and lecture number in parenthesis after any quoted or paraphrased material, e.g., (Chapter 1 Lecture).

Article in a Journal:Place the authors' name, publication year, and page number in parenthesis after any quoted or paraphrased material, e.g., (Smith et al., 2006, p. 10). And for the references list at the end of the paper:

Author, A. A., Author, A. A., & Author, A. A. (Year of publication).Article title. Name of Journal, volume number: pages..

Websites:Note, you are only allowed to use specific websites as specified in the individual questions! If web resources are not specified for the question you choose, then your answer needs to be strictly based on course materials.

In text:If possible cite it like any other source, using the author's name and date. But if no author or date is given, use the first word or two of the title in the parentheses and use the abbreviation "n.d." (for "no date"), e.g., ("Title," n.d.).

In reference list at end of paper:Name of Site. Date of Posting/Revision. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sometimes found in copyright statements). Date you accessed the site <electronic address>.