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Chapter 11: Human Development Across the Life Span
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Progress Before Birth: Prenatal Development 3 phases germinal stage = first 2 weeks conception, implantation, formation of placenta embryonic stage = 2 weeks – 2 months formation of vital organs and systems fetal stage = 2 months – birth bodily growth continues, movement capability begins, brain cells multiply age of viability
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Figure 11.1 Overview of fetal development
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Environmental Factors and Prenatal Development Maternal nutrition Malnutrition linked to increased risk of birth complications, neurological problems, and psychopathology Maternal drug use Tobacco, alcohol, prescription, and recreational drugs Fetal alcohol syndrome
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Environmental Factors and Prenatal Development Maternal illness Rubella, syphilis, mumps, genital herpes, AIDS, severe influenza Prenatal health care Prevention through guidance
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The Childhood Years: Motor Development Basic Principles Cephalocaudal trend
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PSYCH 1515 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Miami Dade College, Miami.

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