PSY0209 - Child and Adolescent Development 02/07 Adolescent...

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Child and Adolescent Development 02/07 Adolescent and young adult stages Identity One’s sense of self The adolescent ‘s task is to solidify a sense of self by testing and integrating carious roles Intimacy The ability to form close, loving relationships A primary developmental task in late adolescence and early adulthood Development Age related changes From conception to death not age related changes that come to you because you are growing up Prenatal Development Germinal Stage First two weeks after conception Zygote The fertilized egg Enters a 2 week period of rapid cell division Develops into an embryo First month: by the end of the first month, the embryo is about 1/10 th of an inch long. The heart, which is no larger than a poppy seed has begun beating. Embryonic Stage Embryo: the developing human organism from 2 weeks through the 2 nd month
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The embryo is about 1 inch long and has distinct, slightly webbed fingers. Veins
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