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General Psychology_Doran_Date__041610 - Chapter 11:...

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Chapter 11: Development Development: An Overview: the sequence of age related changes that occur from conception to death involves transitions and continuity both biological and behavioral changes 4 major divisions of life span o prenatal o childhood o adolescences o adulthood Progresses Before Birth: Prenatal Development: germinal stage (first 2 weeks) o conception, implantation, formation of placenta embryonic stage (2 weeks- 2 months) o formation of vital organs and systems fetal stage (2 months- birth) o bodily growth continues, movement capability begins, brain cells multiply age of viability- the age at which a baby can survive in the event of a premature birth Environmental Factors and Prenatal Development: maternal nutrition: malnutrition of the mother increases the risk of birth complications and neurological problems and psychopathology (example: schizophrenia) maternal drug use: most drugs are passed on through the placenta o tobacco, alcohol, prescription, and recreational drugs
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at University of Delaware.

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General Psychology_Doran_Date__041610 - Chapter 11:...

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