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Development - PSYCH 10 developmental psychology[DESCRIPTION...

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PSYCH PSYCH  10:   10:  developmental psychology developmental psychology [DESCRIPTION] Q: Q:     When does the embryo become a fetus? A: A: 9 weeks Q: Q:     teratogens? A: A: environmental agents that can harm the fetus Q: Q:     describe the development of the brain? A: A: overproduction of neurons (28 billion at 7mo. Then reduced to 23 billion at birth) Neuronal spurt is in frontal lobe (rational thought) Q: Q:     maturation? A: A: sets basic course for development, experience adjusts it motor development – experience has little effect on the sequence Q: Q:     Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development trial and error -> intellectual development schema – mental framework assimilation – place new info in an existing schema accommodation – revise mental structure to make new schema Q: Q:     Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development?
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