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development

 [de-vel´up-ment]
1. growth and differentiation.
cognitive development the development of intelligence, conscious thought, and problem-solving ability that begins in infancy.
community health development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating members of a community to identify the community's health concerns, mobilize resources, and implement solutions.
critical path development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as constructing and using a timed sequence of patient care activities to enhance desired patient outcomes in a cost-efficient manner. See also critical path.
program development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as planning, implementing, and evaluating a coordinated set of activities designed to enhance wellness or to prevent, reduce, or eliminate one or more health problems of a group or community.
psychosexual development
1. generally, the development of the psychological aspects of sexuality from birth to maturity.
2. In psychoanalytic theory, the development of object relations has five stages: the oral stage from birth to 2 years, the anal stage from 2 to 4 years, the phallic stage from 4 to 6 years, the latency stage from 6 years until puberty, and the genital stage from puberty onward; see also sexual development.
psychosocial development the development of the personality, including the acquisition of social attitudes and skills, from infancy through maturity.
risk for delayed development a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for delay of 25 per cent or more in one or more of the areas of social or self-regulatory behavior, or in cognitive, language, gross motor, or fine motor skills.
sexual development see sexual development.
staff development
1. an educational program for health care providers conducted by a hospital or other institution; it includes orientation, in-service training, and continuing education.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as developing, maintaining, and monitoring competence of staff.

cog·ni·tive de·vel·op·ment

the evolving development of the infant's and child's intellectual functions.

cognitive development

the developmental process by which an infant becomes an intelligent person, acquiring knowledge with growth and improving his or her ability to think, learn, reason, and abstract. Jean Piaget demonstrated the orderly sequence of this process from early infancy through childhood. See also psychosexual development, psychosocial development.

cog·ni·tive de·vel·op·ment

(kog'ni-tiv dĕ-vel'ŏp-mĕnt)
Process of acquiring more complex ways of thinking as a person grows from infancy through adulthood.
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More recent research on bilingualism has shown that there is an opposing view that bilingualism has a positive effect on children's cognitive development (Bialystok 1988; Day and Shapson 1996; Palij and Home, 1987).
New edition offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language
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This prolonged crying after the colic stage was associated with poorer results on tests that measured cognitive development both in infancy and at 5 years old, Rao and his colleagues report in Archives of Disease in Childhood.
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It is worth mentioning that the Cognitive Development Programme that was launched in the educational year 2007/2008 is stemmed from the royal thought of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said for developing the students' scientific talents and capabilities, as well as inciting them for more scientific dedication, in addition to the continuous attention accorded by His Majesty to encourage the students to perform researches, exploration, organized scientific thinking and developing the methods of teaching and learning sciences, math and environmental geography, as well as clarifying their importance for the student, the teacher and the educational system.
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New to this edition are a new chapter on the structure of the brain and brain imaging techniques; new information on change and inattentional blindness, the perception of visual arts, fMRI studies on memory, and emotional reasoning; and updates on spatial cognition, cognitive development, and gender and individual differences, including cross-cultural approaches.

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