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- Principles of growth in psychology
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- Infant perceptual and sensory development
- The visual cliff experiment
- Sudden infant death syndrome
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. Psychological Benefits of Exercise for Children
We know that exercise provides all kinds of physical benefits for kids. But did you know that exercise also offers many psychological benefits as well? Do five jumping jacks and then take a few minutes to read this lesson and learn more.
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