Describe the concept of critical periods of development and cite the evidence that supports or contradicts it.

Cite examples of the brain’s capacity to adapt to environmental change.

Explain how early experience can affect brain mechanisms that influence stress tolerance in later life.

Cite research studies that contribute to an understanding of the role enriched environments play in brain development.

Describe the concept of critical periods of development and cite the evidence that supports or contradicts it.

Explain how individual maturation is controlled by social needs and group behavior.