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Ch 1: Normal & Abnormal Human Growth & Development

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This engaging chapter offers a comprehensive overview of normal and abnormal human growth and development. Review bite-sized lessons to strengthen your knowledge of physical and linguistic development, among other forms of development, and take short quizzes to ensure you're ready to apply that knowledge on an upcoming test.

Normal & Abnormal Human Growth & Development - Chapter Summary

Improve your understanding of the principles of growth and development, factors influencing motor development, the stages of human development and more by exploring our entertaining lessons. This chapter makes studying normal and abnormal human growth and development fun and easy. Review the lessons at your leisure. When finished, you will be ready to:

  • Define and share examples of physical development
  • Explain the effects chronic illness and physical disabilities have on human development
  • List factors that influence language development in children
  • Differentiate between cognitive, social and emotional development
  • Discuss how social and cognitive development can impact interpersonal relationships
  • Identify and describe common genetic abnormalities in human growth and development
  • Describe how the environment and genetics interact in human development
  • Provide examples of abnormal human development

Access as few or as many lessons in this chapter as you choose to ensure your overview of normal and abnormal human growth and development suits your study needs. If you develop questions while reviewing the lessons, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts. Before the day of your test, find out how well you understand this entire chapter by taking our practice exam. Around-the-clock computer and mobile access lets you study any time and from any location with an Internet connection.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Normal & Abnormal Human Growth & Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Principles of Growth and Development

1. Principles of Growth and Development

Is there a pattern to how human growth and development takes place? This lesson will examine some universal principles of growth and development in order to help you find the answer to this question.

Human Development Stages From Infancy to Late Adulthood

2. 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 Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

3. 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.

Factors Influencing Motor Development

4. Factors Influencing Motor Development

Understanding and supporting motor development in children plays an important role in teaching kids. This lesson will discuss gross and fine motor skills and the factors that influence their development.

Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

5. Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development

What are chronic illnesses and physical disabilities? How do these conditions impact both the individual and society? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

6. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

7. 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.

Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

8. Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

How does association with a group of people impact behavior and learning? Are friendships relevant to understanding the behavior of students in a classroom? This lesson discusses social development by exploring interpersonal relationship functions and types.

Genetic Abnormalities in Human Growth and Development

9. Genetic Abnormalities in Human Growth and Development

What are mutations and other chromosome abnormalities? How can these abnormalities affect human development? What are some common genetic disorders and their causes? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson.

How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development

10. 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.

Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

11. Abnormal Human Development: Definition & Examples

Abnormal development occurs when a person develops an unusual pattern of behavior, emotion or thought. In this lesson, you will learn what abnormal development is, how it is determined and examine different examples.

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