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Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Development, Conception Through Toddlerhood
- Describe the importance of the caretaker–child relationship on social and emotional development from birth through toddlerhood.
- Describe factors that influence physical development from the prenatal phase through toddlerhood.
- Evaluate genetic and environmental influences on early cognitive development.
Foundations of Lifespan Development
- Explain the contributions and limitations of leading theoretical perspectives that influenced human development research.
- Evaluate research methods commonly used to study human development.
- Summarize ethical issues related to lifespan research.
- Describe how heredity and environment interact to influence development.
- Describe the role and influence of socioeconomic and multicultural factors throughout the lifespan.
Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Development, Early Childhood Through Middle Childhood
- Describe factors that influence physical development from early to middle childhood.
- Apply the principles of cognitive development to learning in various settings.
- Describe major influences on social and emotional development in early and middle childhood.
- Describe the importance of the caretaker–child relationship on social and emotional development during early and middle childhood.
Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Development, Adolescence Through Early Adulthood
- Describe how adolescents respond to pubertal changes.
- Summarize the cognitive changes that occur in adolescence and early adulthood, including changes in the structure of thought.
- Describe how changes in self-concept and self-esteem influence important relationships in adolescence and early adulthood.
- Explain the social and emotional challenges of adolescence and early adulthood.
Death, Dying, and Bereavement
- Describe factors that influence the process of dying.
- Explain age-related changes in conceptions of and attitudes toward death.
- Describe developmentally appropriate strategies for helping children and adolescents understand death.
- Analyze the relationship of age and gender to death anxiety.
- Explain how death education can help people cope with death more effectively.
- Evaluate the extent to which homes, hospitals, and hospice services meet the needs of dying people and their families.
Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Development, Middle Adulthood Through Late Adulthood
- Describe the physical changes that occur in middle and late adulthood.
- Explain the cognitive changes that occur in middle and late adulthood, including changes in information-processing abilities.
- Explain the factors that promote well-being in middle and late adulthood.
- Describe the effects of major life transitions that occur in middle and late adulthood.
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