A Self-Study Guide to General
(General Psychology /
Introduction To Psychology)
III. Human Growth and Development
A. Define the terms: Development and Maturation.
B. Know the Principles of
C. Know the Roles of Nature and Nurture in
human growth and development.
the Fertilization Process and know the
Mechanics involved in Hereditary Transmission.
3. Period of the Zygote
4. Period of the Embryo
5. Period of the Fetus
E. Know the Time Frame and identify the Developmental
associated with the Stages of Human Development.
1. Prenatal Period
2. Infancy (Including the Neonatal Period)
3. Early Childhood
Childhood (Middle Childhood)
6. Early Adulthood
7. Middle Age
8. Old Age (Later Maturity)
F. Discuss the different Stage Theories of Human
1. Sigmund Freud's Stages of Psycho-sexual Development
2. Erik Erikson's Stages of Psycho-social Development
3. Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development