DP_lecture_prenatal

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Question Why should developmental psychologists care  about prenatal development?
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Reflexes The Beginnings of Life Birth and the Newborn Infant
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Prenatal Development: Key terms Trimester Zygote (weeks 1-2) Embryo (week 3-8)  circulatory system, primitive CNS, mouth Fetus neural tube cephalocaudal (head to toe) proximodistal (midline to outward) C-shaped development of brain
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The Embryo After implantation, the inner cell mass becomes the embryo  and the rest of the  cells develop into its support system The  neural tube  is a  U-shaped groove formed  from the top layer of  differentiated cells in the  embryo It eventually becomes the  brain and the spinal cord 
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True or false? Evolution has done a wonderful job of providing  the mother’s womb, which serves as a biological  barrier preventing the fetus from experiencing  toxins, stress, and disease
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Embryonic Environment The Beginnings of Life Genetics and Prenatal Development
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Vulnerability and Prenatal Development
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Teratogens Def: anything that can harm the fetus (virus,  chemicals, drugs, radiation)
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2010 for the course PSYCH 120B taught by Professor Shams during the Spring '09 term at UCLA.

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