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Physical and Motor Development - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter examines physical development in humans throughout their lifespan, with a particular emphasis on child and adolescent development. You'll look at cognitive and motor skills that are developed in childhood and find out about the changes that take place during puberty. After you're done with these lessons, you'll have knowledge of:
- Body changes for children
- Brain development in middle childhood
- Growth spurts
- Adolescent sexual development
- Social changes associated with puberty
|What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples||Highlights critical moments in human development. Details changes that take place in childhood, adolescence and late adulthood.|
|Physical Development in Early Childhood||Examines development of 2- to 7-year-old children. Identifies changes that take place in the body and the brain during this period.|
|Physical Development in Middle Childhood||Illustrates changes that occur in children age 7-12. Lists physical changes and assesses brain development for this age group.|
|Physical Growth in Adolescence||Defines adolescence and introduces growth spurts. Differentiates between puberty in girls and in boys.|
|Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent||Describes the physical changes that occur in puberty. Examines changes in primary and secondary sex characteristics and takes a look at social and emotional changes for this age group.|
1. 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.
2. Physical Development in Early Childhood
Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.
3. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Between the ages of seven and twelve, children physically grow and change in ways that influence every part of their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at the ways that physical and brain development impact emotional and intellectual abilities.
4. Physical Growth in Adolescence
Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.
5. Sexual Development and Maturation of the Adolescent
In this lesson, explore the changes that take place during puberty. You will meet Dick and Jane as they experience these changes, and you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
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