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Developmental Psychology: Part 1
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What Have We Learned about Babies? What are their sensory capabilities like? What are their cognitive capabilities like? How does their physical development proceed?
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Baby Einstein! Basically, we have learned that babies come “pre-equipped” with an amazing amount of knowledge about how the world works! Let’s review some of this research…
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The Sensory Capabilities of Babies
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The Intelligent Baby: Vision Vision: starts blurry, best about one foot away Below (from left to right): Newborn, 2 months, 6 months Visual Preferences: Complex over simple patterns Faces over all complex patterns Mom’s face over all faces (Isn’t that precious!)
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The Intelligent Baby: Taste Babies respond predictably to tastes of sweet, sour, and bitter
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The Intelligent Baby: Smell Babies prefer the smell of Mom over the smell of other women (Isn’t that precious!)
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The Intelligent Baby: Sound Babies appear to prefer the sounds
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