Defining the Principles of Growth in Psychology

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

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1. The _____ Principle reflects the idea that development begins with changes in the brain, followed by changes in the body.

2. The _____ Principle supports the position that development begins in the center of the body and moves outward.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the principles of growth in psychology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the essential characteristics of human development and the idea that growth begins with the brain and moves down the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The essential characteristics of human development
  • The idea that growth begins with the brain and moves down the body
  • The idea that growth begins in the center of the body and then moves outward
  • The argument in favor of the cephalocuadal principle
  • The argument in favor of the proximodistal principle

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as human development and proximal
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related principles of growth in psychology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information the principles of growth in psychology and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the principles of growth in psychology

Additional Learning

To learn more about the developmental theories of humans in psychology, review the corresponding lesson called Defining the Principles of Growth in Psychology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the exact meaning of proximal
  • Identify the essential characteristics of human development
  • Know the idea that says growth begins with the brain and moves down the body
  • Learn the idea that says growth begins in the center of the body and then moves outward
  • Appreciate the argument in favor of the cephalocuadal principle
  • Understand the argument in favor of the proximodistal principle
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