Ch 9: Understanding Human Development

About This Chapter

Watch the video lessons included in this chapter to improve your understanding of human development. Each lesson will teach you essential facts about different topics related to the growth and development of humans.

Understanding Human Development - Chapter Summary

Anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in the nursing profession, or any related field, should make sure that he or she has a good understanding of basic human development. If this applies to you, watch the video lessons found in this chapter to learn about the major topics in human development and their applications to the nursing field.

The lesson instructors will go over the different aspects of human development, and how they tend to appear in most people. You will learn about specific considerations in development and the possible effects of different variables on the growth and development of individuals. Watch these lessons to learn about:

  • Learning, growth and maturation
  • Growth and development principles
  • Cognitive, emotional and social development
  • The definition and examples of physical development
  • Gender differences
  • Milestones in child and adolescent development
  • The effects of genetics and environment on development

When you complete a specific lesson, the lesson's practice quiz will be useful for ensuring that you have accurately understood that particular topic. Once you are finished with the entire chapter, be sure, as well, to take the chapter's final exam to test your knowledge of the overall subject. Your personal Dashboard can be used to keep track of your progress as you move through the chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Understanding Human Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Development? - Growth, Maturation & Learning

1. What is Development? - Growth, Maturation & Learning

To many people, terms like development, growth, maturation, and learning all mean the same thing. In this lesson, we'll learn the subtle differences between each of these terms and how they apply to human life.

Principles of Growth and Development

2. 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.

What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

3. 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.

What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

4. 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.

Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

5. Child and Adolescent Development: Developmental Milestones & Nature vs. Nurture

How does a child develop cognitively? Which influences development more - genetics or the environment? How important are early experiences in the growth and cognitive development of a child? These are some of the major questions that guide the work of researchers in the field of educational psychology. This lesson will begin to address these questions by describing the basic principles that characterize child and adolescent development.

Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

6. Gender Differences: The Nature Versus Nurture Debate

Are boys better in math and science courses than girls? Are girls better at activities like dance? Gender stereotypes are abundant in society. Are these stereotypes based on real differences or perpetuated opinions? This lesson focuses on gender differences and the influence of nature versus nurture.

How Genetics and the Environment Interact in Human Development

7. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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