Explain the interaction of environmental and biological factors in development, including the role of the brain in all aspects of development.
Explain issues of continuity/discontinuity and stability/change.
Distinguish methods used to study development.
Describe the role of sensitive and critical periods in development.
Discuss issues related to the end of life.
Discuss cognitive, moral and social development theories.
Describe physical development from conception through birth and identify influences on prenatal development.
Describe the reflexes, temperament, and abilities of newborns.
Elaborate on physical and motor development during infancy.
Describe the development of infant perceptual abilities, intelligence, memory, thinking ability, communication and language.