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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Quick notes Development research 1. nature vs. nurture 2. critical and sensitive changes a. Critical period- age range where something should happen for normal development to occur b. Sensitive period- optimal age range for something to happen. But if it happeneds later its still okay 3. continuity vs. discontinuity 4. stability vs. change developmental functions: 1. no change 2. continuous change- not present at birth, develops gradually, then is constant 3. stages- progresses in stages 4. inverted U shaped function- emerges after birth, peaks, disappears 5. u- shaped functions- present, disappears, present cross section design- compares people of different ages at the same point in time longitudal design- tests the same cohort several times Zygote Embryo Fetus Teratogins- environmental agents that cause abornal pre-natal development Cephalocaudal principle- development in a head first direction Proximodistal principle- internals are built first Piagets stage model- childens thinking changed qualitatively with age...
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