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Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 The Developing Person...

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Chapter 4 “The Developing Person” Obj:1-5,16,26,27,28,31,32,33 Brain Development: -Our nerve cells(neurons) actually form before birth. -Learning and experience determine with the connections that they will eventually form the neural networks. -the actual neuron doesn’t change but the “receptors” can change to make the connection ex the dendrites “grown/expand” -What is pruning? During infancy and early childhood making all new connections many of which aren’t useful to use, the brain begins 2 “prune” and the connections are removed. -Maturation: biological growth processes that enable orderly changes in behavior.(nature) -Infant and Child Physical Development (obj 6) >Rolling over, sitting, crawling, walking <- this order >When and how fast they learn how to do ^ more of a function of nurture, the order is more nature and the timing is more nurture. -Memory in Infants (obj 7) >because there are so many thing going on as time goes on more and more connections are made, and unused connections are ‘pruned’ >after the age of three used connections are better organized allowing retrieval >cortex matures so long term memory storage increases >become more verbal and can tie memories 2 words, better chance of remembering -Cognitive Development (obj 8,9,10)
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2010 for the course STAT 2122 taught by Professor Felicia during the Spring '10 term at FSU.

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