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Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Introduction to Child  Development This multimedia product and its contents are protected under copyright law. The following are prohibited by law: •Any public performance or display, including transmission of any image over a network; •Preparation of any derivative work, including the extraction, in whole or in part, of any images; •Any rental, lease, or lending of the program.
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What is child development? What is child development? Changes in physical, social, emotional and  intellectual functioning  over time, from  conception through adolescence
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Areas of Development Areas of Development Physical development Cognitive development Social-emotional development Photo credit of Gabriela Martorell.
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Critical Issues Critical Issues Influences on Child Development Nature and Nurture Continuity and Discontinuity Critical/Sensitive Periods Individual Differences in Development
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Influences on Child Development Influences on Child Development Maturation Environmental factors Learning Socialization
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Nature and Nurture Nature and Nurture Nature Biological and genetic factors Nurture Environmental factors Insert Fig. 1.2 from page 10 of text
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Continuity and Discontinuity Continuity and Discontinuity Continuous  Development is smooth and gradual Quantitative change Discontinuous Development is abrupt and unstable Qualitative change Implicit in stage theories
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Stage Theories Stage Theories Organize information  in a meaningful way   but gloss over  individual differences Insert Image #dv655015, Getty Images CD  DV427 “Kids World”
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