child development(redirected from Infant growth and development)
child developmentthe changes in physical, psychological and social behaviour that occur systematically with increasing age throughout childhood. The study of child development is concerned with both structural or maturational and environmental (learning and experience) influences, with much emphasis placed on the relationship between events in early childhood and later behavioural effects. See also NATURE-NURTURE DEBATE.
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