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Unformatted text preview: Slide 1 Infant and Child Development Chapter 5 Tuesday 25th, 2007 Slide 2 Announcements: • Response Paper #1 is due Today by noon • Ch 5, skip sections on adolescence (pgs 141- 145, 152-153, 156-157, 159, 165-171) • Ch 6 for Friday- motor, sensory, and perceptual development • Exam 1- a week from Today… – Review sheet posted later today – Exam details… Slide 3 5—Physical Development in Infancy • Body Growth and Change • The Brain Slide 4 Primacy of Infancy • The paths first traveled will be the most significant for later development – “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Slide 5 Changes in Body Proportions • At birth, head is 70 % of adult size and accounts for 25% total body length • Legs at birth are not much longer than their heads; by adulthood, legs account for about half of total height • Result in lowering the center of gravity Slide 6 Body Growth and Change • Infancy and Childhood – Infancy • Newborns double their birth weight by the age of 4 months and nearly triple it by their first birthday • Growth slows in the second year; by age 2, children average 32 to 35 inches in height—nearly half their adult height! Slide 7 Size and Shape Slide 8 Body Growth and Change • Infancy and Childhood – Early Childhood (2-5 yrs) • Girls are only slightly smaller and lighter than boys • Body fat declines slowly during preschool years; girls have more fatty tissue than boys and boys have more muscle tissue than girls • Growth patterns vary due to heredity and environmental experiences. Slide 9 Environmental Conditions Influence Growth Rate Babies born in Malawi face conditions such as widespread mal- nutrition, chronic poverty , disease, and a rising HIV/AIDS infection rate. As a result, Malawian infants grow at a slower rate than their American counterparts. Slide 10...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYCH 331 taught by Professor Carpenter during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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