MATURATION-DEGENERATION HYPOTHESIS

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the theory that the level of development can be plotted as a bell curve which peaks in the early years of life but then gradually declines.

MATURATION-DEGENERATION HYPOTHESIS: "It is well understood that we grow and develop during our first years of life, the maturation-degeneration hypothesis extends this belief by plotting the levels of development into a bell curve graph."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "MATURATION-DEGENERATION HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/maturation-degeneration-hypothesis/ (accessed June 26, 2022).

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