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Unformatted text preview: Child Development PSY 2012 02.07.08 1) Biological Development 2) Cognitive Development 3) Social Development How do we define a ‘child’ ? Conception to about ___ years of age. Prior to _________ Developmental Psychology The study of physical, mental, and social changes throughout the human life cycle Newborn Newborn Surprisingly well adapted for survival! Can recognize human faces & voices 1) Biological development _______ reflex _______ reflex A biologically ‘hard wired’ reflex When touched on the cheek, babies will automatically close in on the object and begin sucking Grasping reflex Grasping reflex Babies have a surprisingly strong grip! Why is this? Infant Infant Brain development Our nerve cells actually form before birth… Learning and experience determine the _________ _________ that they will eventually form Brain development Memory Why do we rarely Why do we rarely remember anything remember anything before age 3? before age 3? The _______ are not well connected yet! As time goes on, more and more connections connections are made… Physical development Physical development Motor skills are acquired in a very specific sequence Raising head Turning over Sitting Crawling Standing Walking How Smart is Baby?...
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