Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples


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Genesis is four years old. At the age of two, she was diagnosed with hypoacusia, a health condition that impairs hearing. Now, she uses a hearing device and receives therapy in order to learn how to speak and hear. What kind of developmental abnormality is this?

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1. How can developmental psychologists diagnose a developmental abnormality?

2. How is abnormal development defined?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo gauges your understanding of developmental psychology and the categories of abnormal development.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Types of abnormal human development
  • Assessing abnormal development
  • The definition of abnormal development
  • Examples of abnormal human development
  • Indications of abnormal development

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson detailing the types and characteristics of abnormal human development
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about abnormal development categories
  • Interpreting information: verify that you can read information regarding developmental psychology and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts: ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as abnormal development and assessments

Additional Learning

To learn more about abnormal human development, review the accompanying lesson called Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Definition of abnormal development
  • Categories of abnormal development
  • Examples of assessment tools
  • Bases of abnormal development
  • Abnormal development symptoms