Learning Objectives

4.1 Track the physical changes that occur throughout the life span.
4.2 Identify the cognitive skills that develop in childhood and adolescence and the methods researchers use to study these skills.
4.3 Explain how attachment and identity development influence personality and social connections, and describe the psychological issues associated with death and dying.
4.4 For each of the major sections of the chapter, summarize how developmental processes help children navigate and interact with their world.