Continuity and Discontinuity in Development


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The process of growth and change that people go through is called:

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1. The belief that development happens gradually over time is called:

2. The belief that development happens in stages is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of continuity and discontinuity in development. You will be quizzed on the differences between these two theories of development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Term for the process of growth and change
  • Belief that development occurs gradually over time
  • Term for development that happens in stages
  • Nature and nurture's relation to development

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related developmental psychology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as continuity development and discontinuity development
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the respective roles of nature and nurture in development

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Continuity and Discontinuity in Development. Upon successful completion of the lesson, you will meet the following objectives:

  • Define development
  • Understand the differences between continuity development and discontinuity development
  • Distinguish differences between nature and nurture and how it relates to development