SELF-DEVELOPMENT By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 when we grow and or improve our abilities and qualities. The gradual movement of one's capabilities, traits, features and qualities to gain maturity is referred as self-development. SELF-DEVELOPMENT: "Joe was using self-development and learning more about his abilities." Related Psychology Terms SURFACE TRAITS DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE SILVER-RUSSELL SYNDROME SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP THEORY GRID ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (GRID OD) RAMP MOVEMENT PSYCHOSEXUAL DEVELOPMENT PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT MORAL DEVELOPMENT PROXIMODISTAL DEVELOPMENT Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SELF-DEVELOPMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-development/ (accessed June 27, 2017).