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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 (1950) and Rest (1979) stressed that better cognitive development makes children more adept in moral reasoning.
'Behaviours and day-to-day activities contribute to brain and cognitive development in children, and physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep might independently and collectively affect cognition,' Walsh said.
The researchers also measured the toddler's cognitive development. Results revealed a positive correlation between the babies early relationship with their fathers and the children's test scores later in life.
Reviewing research in science education over the last thirty years, it's clear that many researchers have asked some key questions about cognition and its development in children, but without a clear measure of cognitive development, it would be impossible to assign success or otherwise to any particular teaching style that might promote higher-order thinking.
Key Words: Piaget's Stage Theory, Cognitive Development, Formal Operational Stage, Mathematics, Urban, Rural.
New research focused on teenagers has been launched to discover the effect of mobile phones on the cognitive developments in teenagers.
Chomsky developed the cognitive development theory.
Muscat, Mar 19 (ONA) The Ministry of Education, represented by Cognitive Development Programme in the Directorate General of Educational Evaluation assessed (13) female students' projects, participating in the Cognitive Development Programme in science, mathematics and concepts of environmental geography from different educational governorates, in preparation to participate in the scientific contest of Sheikha Fadia Al Sa'ad for students due to be held in the State of Kuwait.
This study investigated the dose-response relationship between breastfeeding duration and cognitive development in French preschool children.
In nutritional applications, including dietary supplements, there is a strong body of evidence supporting a broad range of positive health benefits through omega 3 fatty acids, for example, in the areas of cognitive development and heart health.
Nutrition plays a key role in cognitive development (Benton, 2010).
"Parents whose children have the recommended number of visits receive regular health education and guidance about risk avoidance, cognitive development and emotional health and social development," the study's authors wrote.

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