Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 11th
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Explain characteristics of human development. - Psychology

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Explain characteristics of human development.

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Development refers to a progressive series of changes that occur due to maturation and experience.

The characteristics of development are -

  1. Development follows a specific pattern.
  2. Development takes place in a specific direction. Physical development follows the cephalocaudal principle and proximodistal principles.
  3. Development is continuous and predictable.
  4. Development proceeds from general to specific.
  5. The rate of development is different for different body parts.
  6. There are individual differences in development.
Concept: Characteristics of Development
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Balbharati Psychology 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4 Human Development
Exercise | Q 2.01 | Page 44
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