Prenatal Development - Prenatal Development Teratogens Of all our existence the 9 months we live inside the womb are the most eventful for our

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Prenatal Development Of all our existence,  the 9 months we live inside the womb are the most eventful  for our growth and development. Cole, Cole & Lightfoot, p. 72
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Prenatal Development The Study  of Prenatal Development  A model for the development of  all subsequent periods (e.g.,  stage-like changes)  Understand how the developing  organism can be affected by  mother-to-be’s health, habits, and  lifestyle
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Stages of Prenatal Development Stage Period Description Germinal  Period Conception  to 8-10 days Cells travel down fallopian tube; Rapid cell division; Cells implanted on uterine wall  Embryonic  Period 9-11 days  to  8 weeks Major development in all organs  and systems of the body;  Dev’t through cell division, cell  migration, etc.;  Sex differentiation Fetal Stage 9 weeks- birth Continued development of physical  structures and rapid growth of body;  Increasing levels of behavior,  sensory experience, and learning
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2008 for the course PSYCH 140 taught by Professor Christine during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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