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1

In terms of the continuity-discontinuity debate, what is continuity?

Continuous, gradual, incremental change in the period of development
Assumes children are mini-adults and are quantitatively different to adults

2

In terms of the continuity-discontinuity debate, what is the discontinuity?

Stage-like change in the developmental period
Assumes children aren't mini adults and are qualitatively different to adults

3

What basic changes occur in brain development?

Increase in brain mass
Decrease in number of neurons
Increase in number of connections and myelination