Unit 2 > Factors affecting Human Growth

Factors affecting H & G

Introduction to factors affecting growth and development

Having looked at the patterns of normal growth and development the next question is why are we all different?  The first answer would be genetics and the second how we are brought up, nature and nurture.  

As individuals go through life their health and well-being is affected by a number of different factors that will affect an individual’s  growth and development, positively and negatively.  These  include physical, , emotional, social, economic and environmental factors.   Knowledge of these factors is needed to be able to understand the affects they have on the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, as well as an individual’s self concept.