Chapter 4 part 1 vocab - ` Developmental Psychology a...

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` Developmental Psychology – a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social changes throughout the life span . ` Zygote – The fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo . ` Embryo – The developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization though the second month . Fetus – The developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth . Teratogens – Agents, such as chemicals and viruses, that can reach the embryo or fetus during prenatal development and cause harm . ` Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) – Physical and cognitive abnormalities in children caused by a pregnant woman’s heavy drinking. In severe cases, symptoms unvlude noticeable facial misproportions. .
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Rooting Reflex – A baby’s tendency, when touched on the cheek, to open the mouth and search for the nipple . , Maturation – Biological growth processes that enable orderly changes in behavior, relatively uninfluenced by experience
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