cognitive development

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cog·ni·tive de·vel·op·ment

the evolving development of the infant's and child's intellectual functions.
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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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Piaget's stage theory of cognitive development is often a subject taught in pre-service teacher courses but, without experience in a practical setting, it is very difficult to attribute cognitive levels to observed student activity.
The Theory of Cognitive Development builds on this premise by stating that a child's intellect progresses through a series of stages, each of which involves the development and cultivation of new information and skills.
Much of my recent work in women's studies has been devoted to developing a theory of cognitive development that focuses on connections.
Although Perry's theory of cognitive development has received some criticism for being gender biased because of the overwhelmingly male sample on which Perry formulated his theory (e.g., Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger, & Tarule, 1997; Love & Guthrie, 1999), it remains the most frequently cited scheme of cognitive development among college students in the higher education literature and has been applied to counselor education (e.g., Granello, 2001; Lovell, 1999).
Piaget (1952) proposed a theory of cognitive development to explain the manner in which children construct knowledge and how this process changes over rime.
Jean Piaget's classic theory of cognitive development would imply that the higher-order items on the Kentucky state assessment would only be possible for students well into concrete operations or beginning formal operations.

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