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Chapter 5

PSYC 223 Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Summary


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC-223
Professor
Mark
Chapter
5

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Physical Development: The Brain, Body, Motor Skills, and Sexual
Development
An Overview of Maturation and Growth
Changes in Height and Weight
Changes in Body Proportions
Skeletal Development
Muscular Development
Variations in Physical Development
Development of the Brain
Neural Development and Plasticity
Brain Differentiation and Growth
Motor Development
Basic Trends in Locomotor Development
Fine Motor Development
Psychological Implications of Early Motor Development
Beyond Infancy: Motor Development in Childhood and Adolescence
Sports Participation and Self-Esteem Among Adolescent Females
Puberty: The Physical Transition from Child to Adult
The Adolescent Growth Spurt
Sexual Maturation
Causes and Correlates of Physical Development
Biological Mechanisms
Environmental Influences
Applying Developmental Themes to Physical Development
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