Human Development and behaviour

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What is cognitive development?
Cognitive development refers to the way that people think, understand, learn and remember about the world they live in. It includes the ability to problem-solve and make decisions.
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What is cultural development?
Cultural development refers to the way we pick up and copy rituals and customs of our family, community and country. On a day to day basis, we demonstrate our culture in a number of different ways: the words we use, the clothes we wear, etc.
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What is emotional development?
Emotional development refers to the development of feelings and how we learn to express and control emotions in a way that is appropriate to our culture.
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What are environmental factors?
Environmental factors are the factors which effect us and are the norm: For example people may have different routines or live in different places.
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What are genetic factors?
Genetic factors are what we inherit from our parents.
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What are milestones?
Milestones are used to track 'normal' development. They allow the measurement of a child's progress and can indicate deviation from the norm.
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What is normative development?
Normative development is what considered usual or 'normal' for that age.
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What is physical development?
Physical development includes growth as well as new skills. Growth includes an increase in length or height, head size or weight. These things can be measured and can be seen to increase from conception until we are adults.
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What are sequence of development?
There is general pattern of human development from before birth until older adulthood. Development generally takes place in a predictable and ordered manner or sequence. The sequence of development is fixed for all human beings e.g. walk before run
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What is social development?
Social development isn't concerned with how we relate to other people. It is how we learn to identify with others and become a member of a social group. There are different roles in society, e.g. Child, father, pupil, friends.
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What are stages of development?
The way people change from first moments of contraception right through their life.
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What are strands of development?
Within the stages of life social, physical, emotional, cognitive and cultural developments take place. These five strands of development are present throughout life.
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