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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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A move away from behavioural psychology gave rise to a growing interest in cognitive psychology during the 1950s, paving the way for theories like Piaget's description of cognitive development, based on observations of, and interviews with, thousands of children.
Cherry (2014) explained that in view of Jean Piaget, children grow within four stages of cognitive development.
The researchers said that their findings were limited by the study's relatively small sample size, but the results suggest that specific neurobehavioral comorbidities at the time of the onset of epilepsy appear to be markers for abnormal cognitive development before and after epilepsy.
Secondary analysis showed that fewer children in the DHA treated group had delayed cognitive development compared with the control group.
Therefore, there is a need to apply a longitudinal methodology which intensely details children's behaviour over the period of that change to enable the observation of cognitive development.
A socio-cultural orientation to child cognitive development presupposes that "through participation in activities that require cognitive and communicative functions, children are drawn into the use of these functions in ways that nurture and scaffold them" (Vygotsky, 1986, pp.
H03: There is no significant difference between students exposed to selective attention cues operating at formal operational stage of cognitive development and those not exposed to selective attention cues operating at concrete operational stage of cognitive development on achievement in Genetics.
Understanding how cognitive development affects creative functioning is central to the developmental study of creativity.
Research in this area has tended to concentrate on the cognitive development of college students, as proposed by Perry (1999, 1981, 1970).
188) by a more broadly knowledge-based view of cognitive development.
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.
Piaget's interest in cognitive development originates from his training in the natural sciences and his interest in epistemology.

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