Lecture slide-class 345Genetic&INFANT

Lecture slide-class - Biological Beginnings Genetic Abnormalities-Abnormal chromosomeSee table Gene-linked Abnormalities See table Nature vs

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Biological Beginnings Genetic Abnormalities - Abnormal chromosome- See table Gene-linked Abnormalities See table Nature vs. Nurture “The Bell Curve” IQ differences across ethnic groups: - - due to heredity ! => Criticisms of the Bell Curve Accuracy of intelligence test?? -Conclusion Heredity- Environment Interaction!! Prenatal D. and Birth Drugs Thalidomide: morning sickness DES: prevent miscarriages Aspirin Antibiotics Vitamin A: over 4000 to 5000U Diet pill Caffeine Certain hormone Alcohol Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) -heart defect, unique facial features, - low IQ, shorter, smaller heads - mental disorders
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Smoking : Preterm, low birth weight, death Illegal Drugs : -Various physical, cognitive, emotional deficits. Maternal disease Rubella: blindness, first two month STD: Death, blindness Pediatric AIDS By infected mother AZT: during late pregnancy, labor and right after birth -> reduce HIV infection Other influences Environmental hazards: lead poison Poor nutrition Folic acid (400 mg)-> prevent spina bifida Emotional stress: Domestic violence, anxiety, depression,… Mother’s age : under 18 or over 35 Paternal factor?? Pre term infants: born before 38weeks Low-birthweight: less than 5 ½ pound breathing problems, Learning disabilities Postpartum Depression ~ maternity blues, baby blues Persisting low mood, crying, changes in appetite, excessive worrying, inability to
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PSY 235 taught by Professor Pak during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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Lecture slide-class - Biological Beginnings Genetic Abnormalities-Abnormal chromosomeSee table Gene-linked Abnormalities See table Nature vs

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