Ch 1: Intro to Human Development

About This Chapter

Go over these lessons for an introduction of human development. Learn the differences between physical and psychological human development as you prepare for an upcoming test, or use the lessons for personal enrichment or to help you earn continuing education credits.

Intro to Human Development - Chapter Summary

Before you look at human development in relation to the different stages of life, you must first have a general understanding of what development means. These lessons provide an overview of the basic changes in human development from birth to death. You can learn about the major concepts and keywords involved as well as gain some foundational knowledge. If you are interested in learning more specific information on the stages of human development, you can find other chapter and course recommendations on your user dashboard. After you go through these lessons, you will possess the knowledge to:

  • Describe what lifespan developmental psychology is
  • Identify how learning, maturation, and growth relate to development
  • Analyze emotional, social, and cognitive development
  • Recognize the features of personality traits
  • Define physical development and provide examples

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