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Ch 6: Influences on Human Growth & Development

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Check out this comprehensive study guide chapter to review influences on human growth and development. The chapter's short lessons and assessments can help you bring up your grades, catch up in a class, prepare for an upcoming exam or simply engage your curiosity about human development.

Influences on Human Growth & Development - Chapter Summary

There are several genetic and environmental factors that can influence and impact the process of human growth and development. In this chapter, our expert instructors identify and explain the effects of such factors, including child abuse, neglect and socioeconomic status. You'll also see how factors can influence development during late adulthood. Completing this chapter can help you:

  • Describe the interaction between the environment and genetics in human development
  • Identify factors that influence human growth and development
  • Explain how abuse and neglect can impact a child's growth and development
  • Determine how early childhood development can be impacted by socioeconomic status
  • Recognize late adulthood developmental influences

When you complete a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to make sure you fully understand the information. You can also take the chapter exam to solidify your knowledge of human growth and development influences. Access the chapter at any time using your computer or mobile device, and feel free to revisit the lesson materials as many times as needed. Finally, the chapter includes an Ask the Expert feature that allows you to submit any questions you may have.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Influences on Human Growth & Development
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Factors Influencing Growth & Development

1. 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.

How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development

2. How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development

Everyone is different. But what makes a person unique? In this lesson, we'll examine the way genes and the environment affect who a person is, including looking at the nature vs. nurture debate and looking at how nature and nurture influence one another.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

3. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.

How Socioeconomic Status Impacts Early Childhood Development

4. How Socioeconomic Status Impacts Early Childhood Development

There are many genetic and environmental factors that are key to early childhood development. In this lesson, you'll learn how a child's socioeconomic status affects various areas of their early childhood development.

Influences on Development in Late Adulthood

5. Influences on Development in Late Adulthood

As people age, they go through many changes, both positive and negative. In this lesson, we'll look at the major influences on development in late adulthood, including normative and non-normative change.

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