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Ch 6: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of physical development in infancy and toddlerhood. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of physical development in infancy and toddlerhood.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering life span developmental psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn life span developmental psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding infant perception or other topics related to physical development in infancy and toddlerhood
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about physical development in infancy and toddlerhood
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on physical development in infancy or toddlerhood. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a physical development in infancy and toddlerhood unit of a standard life span developmental psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Motor, sensory and brain development from birth to age two
  • Sleep-wake patterns in the first two years of life
  • Infant perceptual development related to the five senses
  • The visual cliff experiment
  • Sudden infant death syndrome

11 Lessons in Chapter 6: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood: Help and Review
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.

Sleep-Wake Patterns in the First Two Years

3. Sleep-Wake Patterns in the First Two Years

As every new parent knows, babies sleep differently than adults do. In this lesson, we'll look at two key changes in sleep patterns that develop in the first two years of life, the volume and type of sleep.

Infant Perceptual Development and the Five Senses

4. 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.

The Visual Cliff Experiment: Purpose & Significance

5. The Visual Cliff Experiment: Purpose & Significance

How do babies perceive the world around them? In this lesson, we'll examine the famous visual cliff psychology experiment and how it relates to the classic psychology debate of nature versus nurture.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Risk Factors & Prevention

6. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Risk Factors & Prevention

The leading cause of death for children under the age of one is a large mystery to many people. In this lesson, we'll look closer at Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, including risk factors and prevention measures.

What Is Apraxia? - Definition & Treatment

7. What Is Apraxia? - Definition & Treatment

Did you know that there are more than eight different kinds of apraxia? In this lesson, you'll learn about the different types of apraxia as well as treatment options. Then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

Arnold Gesell: Biography & Theory of Child Development

8. Arnold Gesell: Biography & Theory of Child Development

Much of what we know today about how children grow and thrive comes from early theorists like Arnold Gesell. Ever hear of him? His history, work, and theories are outlined in this lesson.

How Much Exercise Do Children Need?

9. How Much Exercise Do Children Need?

Children need more exercise than you might first expect. This lesson points out what types of exercises they need, how much, and a sample plan that puts everything together.

How to Stop a Child from Biting

10. How to Stop a Child from Biting

Childhood biting is a normal and common occurrence, but there are a variety of options to help stop this behavior in children. In this lesson we review age-appropriate techniques that address the reasons why young children bite.

Fatty-Acid Oxidation Disorder: Symptoms, Treatment & Prognosis

11. Fatty-Acid Oxidation Disorder: Symptoms, Treatment & Prognosis

Fatty-acid oxidation disorder is a condition in which the body cannot properly use fats as an energy source. This lesson will provide the reader with a crash course on this disorder, including its symptoms, treatment, and prognosis.

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