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- Define the principles of growth.
- Learn about the sensory, motor and brain development that occurs in the first two years of life.
- Become familiar with sleep-wake patterns in the first two years of life.
- Discuss perceptual development in infants.
- Explain the purpose and significance of the visual cliff experiment.
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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. What Is Hand-Eye Coordination? - Definition, Skills & Development
Have you ever seen a baby trying to pick up a toy? Kind of interesting to watch as they learn to grip and grasp, right? How does hand-eye coordination work, and when does it develop? Read on to find out.
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