Psychology Ch. 1 - Meriam Saleh 1 n n n n Chapter 1 Human...

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Meriam Saleh 1 Chapter 1 Human Development The Developing Person Developmental psychology. The study of progressive changes in behavior and abilities from conception to death. “Womb to tomb.” Chapter Outline Physical Development Intellectual Development Moral Development Social Development Identity Human Development Physical Development Human Development Physical Development Prenatal Development Conception. Union of sperm and ovum. Zygote. Fertilized egg. 2 week period of rapid cell growth. Embryo. Developing human organism from 2-8 weeks after conception. Fetus. Developing human organism from 9 weeks until birth.
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Meriam Saleh 2 Prenatal Development Developmental stage in which a human experiences the quickest growth Prenatal Development Prenatal Development Developmental stage in which a human experiences the quickest growth Prenatal development can be adversely affected by the environment Critical period. A period during prenatal development when exposure to certain environmental agents is most dangerous to certain organs/systems. Prenatal Development Teratogens - environmental agents that can harm a developing child Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). A pattern of birth complications and defects that result from excessive consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Leading cause of mental retardation.
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