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Ch 1: Human Development Overview

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Take a look at this chapter's easy-to-understand overview of human development. You can access these short, professionally-designed lessons 24 hours a day in order to study for a test, get homework help or catch up in class.

Human Development Overview - Chapter Summary

In this helpful chapter, our instructors provide an overview of human development. The lessons cover various development stages as well as different types of development. This chapter is designed to assist you in being able to do the following:

  • Outline the development stages from infancy to late adulthood
  • Differentiate between social, emotional and cognitive development
  • Discuss the different stages of language development
  • Define physical development and provide examples
  • Identify some of the factors that impact development and growth
  • Explain the impact that developmental abnormalities in children can have on learning
  • Summarize the sensitive periods of development from birth to age 6
  • Understand the Gestalt theory and perceptual development
  • Analyze how medications impact student learning

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10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Human Development Overview
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Human Development Stages From Infancy to Late Adulthood

1. Human Development Stages From Infancy to Late Adulthood

Human development is a process that continues throughout our lives. This lesson will take a look at the progression of human development from infancy to late adulthood with all the stages in between.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

2. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

3. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

4. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.

The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

5. The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

The phrase 'sensitive periods in human development' may sound like it refers to moody teenagers, but it actually refers to periods of time when a child easily absorbs information in a specific way. The most important sensitive periods occur between birth and age six. Learn more in this lesson.

Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

6. Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

What is habituation and how does it affect perceptual development in an infant? Learn the answer to this question and more as this lesson explores sensory development in infants.

The Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Development

7. The Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Development

What does Gestalt mean, and why is it important to our perception? This lesson will discuss the Gestalt theory and explain how perception is affected by the concept of Gestalt.

Factors Influencing Growth & Development

8. Factors Influencing Growth & Development

There are numerous factors that play various roles in our growth and development. This lesson looks at the main categories of factors and specific examples of their impact on growth and development.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

9. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.

How Medications Impact Student Learning & Development

10. How Medications Impact Student Learning & Development

Educators wear many hats these days. Take a look at this lesson to review various prescribed medications your students may be taking as well as the effects they may have on their education.

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