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Ch 2: Infant Growth & Development

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Study up on important developmental milestones in infancy by using the lessons in this chapter. Track your progress through the chapter on your dashboard.

Infant Growth & Development - Chapter Summary

With the lessons in this chapter, you'll renew your understanding of the physical, cognitive and emotional development of children under two years old. By the end of this chapter, you will have reviewed:

  • Psychological and emotional growth
  • Brain, motor and sensory development
  • Perceptual and cognitive development
  • Creativity and intelligence
  • Information processing and memory formation
  • Emotional expressivity

The lessons in this chapter have been specially formulated to help you effectively interpret and retain information on infant growth and development. Each lesson contains a video to help visually exhibit the material. The video's transcript is included for text-based learning. You can take a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to apply what you've learned. If you find that you need to review a portion of the lesson, utilize the timeline below the video for easy navigation to exactly the spot you need to re-visit.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Infant Growth & Development
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Defining the Principles of Growth in Psychology

1. Defining the Principles of Growth in Psychology

Everyone grows and changes throughout life. But how does this development occur? In this lesson, we'll look at the two main principles of growth and development: the Cephalocaudal Principle and the Proximodistal Principle.

Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

2. Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

Babies grow and change so much in the first two years of life, and many of those changes are directly tied to the brain and its key functions. In this lesson, we'll look at brain, motor and sensory development in infants.

Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

3. 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.

Infant Cognitive Development: Sensorimotor Stage & Object Permanence

4. Infant Cognitive Development: Sensorimotor Stage & Object Permanence

Jean Piaget's theory of development includes the sensorimotor stage, which happens in the first two years of life. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the important cognitive developments that occur during that stage.

Infant Creativity and Intelligence

5. Infant Creativity and Intelligence

How is infant intelligence measured? In this lesson, you'll learn to recognize common measures of infant intelligence as well as what information these measures can provide.

Memory and Information Processing in Infants

6. Memory and Information Processing in Infants

The way adults think is vastly different from the way that children think. In this lesson, we'll explore cognitive development and look at how infants begin to think like adults, including the concepts of information processing and memory.

Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

7. Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

In the first two years of life, a baby goes through many big changes. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the emotional changes that occur in infants, including important milestones in socioemotional development.

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