Human Development Theory

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Section 1: Seminars in Child and Adolescent PsychiatrySeminars in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by Simon G Gowers outlines the development of human kind otherwise known as the "development stages." It manifests a person's development from conception to birth and to death. In this cycle, the stages of a person's physical, cognitive and social development are carefully delineated in an attempt to understand, if not, establish a universal layout that would categorically explain the nature of the process of personality changes and development.

Section 2: Applying KnowledgeConception and Birth:In Biology, conception starts when a sperm, one out of an estimated 200 million ejaculated in an intercourse, unites with a female egg to form a zygote that embeds in the walls of the uterus. The zygote starts to develop into an embryo which gradually advances to form body organs known as fetus. During the conception period, the development of the fetus is totally dependent on the mother's mental and physical activities.

The fetus also eats and drinks as the mother does. It is but logical that any alteration of the mother's mental and physical activities will have a beneficial or adverse effect on the fetus inside the mother's womb. By the ninth week, the fetus is transformed into human. The birth of an infant follows.

The Infant's Development:Studies showed that a newborn infant quickly learn to discriminate things albeit subconsciously. It is for this reason that an infant recognizes the mother's smell and voice. In most cases, an infant cries when cuddled by a stranger showing capability to discriminate sense of touch and warmth.

he infant's characteristic explains the theory that "brain development" of human beings progress at the time of conception. The brain rapidly develops upon birth leading to maturation of memory that guides an infant to subconsciously remember smell,