FACTORS AFFECTING

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FACTORS AFFECTING
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FACTORS AFFECTING GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
In this assignment is an explanation of genetic, biological, environmental and socio-economic and lifestyle that effect the development of an individual. Also using the case study of Emily there is explanation on 2 predictable and 2 unpredictable life events that could be affecting her now and the in the future. I will then be discussing the 2 sides to the nature –nurture debate, and then I will be evaluating how nature and nurture have affected the development of Albert and Alan as children and as adults.
INTRODUCTION:
Growth and development are different from one another, growth means increase in size or a mass of tissue and development involves the changes in some ability as well as some measured quantity of height, weight. Some of the emotional, social and intellectual changes in a lifespan could be described in terms of development. Maturation is different from growth and development; it is used when development is assumed to be genetically programmed sequences of change.
Some of the facts that affect growth and development of a child are
Children inherit some characteristic from parents i.e. parents who have intelligence are more likely to have with higher level intelligence.
Daughters often reach menarche at roughly the same age as mother and will have a similar length of the menstrual cycle as their mother.
Boys are generally longer and heavier than girls when born,
Genetic disorders can affect both child growth and development.

LIFE FACTORS THAT AFFECT DEVELOPMENT
Development and growth are mainly dependent on many factors, which some will affect children and individuals more than others. Some of the factors can have a positive or negative impact on development and growth of individuals in society.
The factors that affect the development of an individual in society:
BIOLOGICAL: foetal alcohol syndrome infections during pregnancy
GENETIC: Down syndrome, cystic



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