Age-graded influences and history-graded influences are considered normative as they usually affect groups
of people in a similar way (Berk, 2014, p. 10). Events that occur around a typical age can be categorized as an age-graded influence as they are predictable in timing and how long they may last. History-graded influences are largely rooted in cohorts. People who are born around the same time and experience the same events prevalent to their world, such as a war or recession, will grow to have similar ideas and attitudes (Berk, 2014, p. 11). I’m wondering just how much environment and the shifting of societal norms and expectations are influencing perceived changes. What are your personal theories regarding the changes (Especially regarding Age-Graded)? Litigation, lowered expectations, higher levels of tolerance? What do you think?