Learning aims

Learning aims have been provided to help keep track of the key concepts you need to master in each chapter:

  • be aware of prenatal development, including the influence of teratogens, labour and birth, and potential birth complications
  • be able to describe the developmental course of physical growth and articulate the principles which growth follows
  • be familiar with the factors which can influence physical growth and sexual maturation in adolescence
  • be able to describe the course of motor development and recognize the difference between gross and fine motor development
  • be able to explain the logic of behaviour genetics, twin designs, and associated concepts such as heritability, niche picking and range of reaction
  • articulate the notion of epigenetics