Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture


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The period of development in which children are more susceptible to environmental influences is referred to as _____.

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1. Which of the following statements about the cognitive development of children is correct?

2. Leo is 10 months old and he just learned how to wave goodbye. This an example of a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of milestones in child and adolescent development. To pass the quiz, you will need to know about the different periods of development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on the following:

  • The period of development in which children are more susceptible to environmental influence
  • Rates and patterns of cognitive development
  • The period of development in which more advanced behaviors appear
  • The impact of nature and nurture on development

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of cognitive development
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information child development about in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding developmental milestones
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about developmental periods

Additional Learning

To learn more about cognitive development, review the corresponding lesson on Milestones in Child and Adolescent Development. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the four major principles of cognitive development
  • Explore the roles that nature and nurture play in development
  • Discuss the nature vs. nurture debate