Chapter 8.1

Chapter 8.1 - Chapter 8 Human Development Development o...

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Chapter 8 – Human Development Development o Pattern of continuity and change in human capabilities that occurs throughout life, involving both growth and decline. o Physical processes Involve changes in an individual’s biological nature. Genes, hormonal changes of puberty and menopause, changes throughout life in the brain, height, and weight, and motor skills o Cognitive processes Changes in an individual’s thought, intelligence, and language Nature o A person’s biological inheritance Nurture o An individual’s environmental and social experiences The Course of Prenatal Development o Germinal period: weeks 1 and 2 begins with conception end of 2 weeks, the mass of cells has attached to the uterine wall o Embryonic period: weeks 3 – 8 Support systems for the cells develop, beginning of organs appear Neural tube, becomes the spinal cord later on, starts to take shape
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Within the first 28 days after conception, the neural tube is formed and
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '08 term at Harper.

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