What is Maturation? - Definition, Theory & Process


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The ways in which we change, grow, and develop throughout life are called:

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1. This type of maturation focuses on changes in things such as gross motor skills, fine motor skills, height and weight:

2. This type of maturation focuses on changes in the way we think:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of the maturation theory. Information you should focus on to pass the quiz includes the reason why peek-a-boo is funny to babies and who created the cognitive development theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to test yourself on:

  • Maturation that focuses on gross and fine motor skills
  • The reason why peek-a-boo is funny to babies
  • The process of change throughout a lifetime
  • Professional who developed the cognitive development theory
  • Type of maturation that describe the way people think

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the maturation theory
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the type of maturation that focuses on gross and fine motor skills
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of change through a lifetime

Additional Learning

To comprehend more material about the maturation theory, review the related lesson titled What is Maturation? - Definition, Theory & Process. The lesson has these objectives:

  • Identify what maturation is and the different types of maturation
  • Learn about the term senescence
  • Review the different stages of the cognitive development theory