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Dr. George Hollich Developmental Psychology Developmental Questions Developmental Psych is concerned about: How When Why ? ? ? ? HOW did I get so cute? Must be MY PARENTS WHEN did I get so cute? At birth even I don’t look so hot WHY am I so cute? Maybe so my parents will care for me. Developmental Questions How do experiences and our genetic make-up determine who we become? ( Nature vs. Nurture ) When do infants Frst begin to understand language? ( Developmental Trajectories ) Why do some kids have all the friends? Developmental Questions How do we. .. Walk Talk Act around others Physical Development Cognitive Development Social Development
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Class Goals If you take only one thing from this experience, I hope it is an appreciation for the extraordinary complexity of human development, and a healthy skepticism for overly simplistic explanations and solutions. Learn the basics of development. Be able to evaluate studies and claims. Know how to apply this stuff :-) From Conception to Birth Getting from fertilized Egg to baby. Physical Development From Conception to Birth In±uences on Prenatal Development Prenatal Development Learn the facts! Zygote, Embryo, Fetus, oh my! Teratogens! Apply what you learn! The baby game! Evaluate Goals & Objectives
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Period of the Zygote Period of the Embryo Period of the Fetus Not trimesters!! From Conception to Birth Begins when egg is fertilized in the fallopian tube. Ends 2 weeks later when the zygote is implanted in the wall of the uterus. Period of the Zygote Figure 3-1 Zygote Implantation Germ disc The long long journey If it sticks, it is an embryo. Three layers of cells Ectoderm : hair, skin, and nervous system. Mesoderm : muscles, bones, and circulatory system. Endoderm : digestive system, and lungs. Period of the Embryo
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Cephalocaudal principle Proximodistal principle From 9 weeks after conception to birth. Highlights: Increase in size, systems begin to function. Age of viability: 22 to 28
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PSYCH 120 taught by Professor Lebrenton during the Spring '10 term at Purdue.

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