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Continuous Development

Characterization of development as a gradual, smooth process of change.

2

Nature

Biological factors influencing development

3

Nurture

Environmental and experimental factors influencing development.

4

Epigenesis

The interaction of genes with each other and with the organism's internal and external environment to produce developmental outcomes, such as new structures, behaviours, and abilities.

5

Literary Evidence

Written information, including parents' diaries and letters, childrearing advice written by ministers and doctors, and children's books.

6

Quantitative Archival Evidence

Official Sources of written information and data, including census data, tax records, and legislative and court records.

7

Material Culture

Physical evidence, such as toys, clothing, furniture, and works of art.

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Infant Mortality Rate

Number of deaths per 1000 live births, usually reported with reference to the age of 1 year.

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Why do we study infants?

1. Development as transformation
2. Impact of early life experience
3. Research methods and tools
4. Interdisciplinary collaboration.