DevelopmentCh.3and4 - AP Psychology Development Ch. 3 4 a...

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AP Psychology Development Ch. 3 4 a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life span developmental psychology the fertilized egg zygote it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo zygote the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization through the second month embryo the developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth fetus agents, such as chemicals and viruses, that can reach the embryo or fetus during prenatal development and cause harm teratogens physical and cognitive abnormalities in children caused by a pregnant women's heavy drinking fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in severe cases, symptoms include noticeable facial misproportions fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) a baby's tendency, when touched on the cheek, to turn toward the touch, open the mouth, and search for the nipple rooting reflex decreasing responsiveness with repeated stimulation habituation as infants gain familiarity with repeated exposure to a visual stimulus, their interest wanes and they look away sooner habituation biological growth processes that enable orderly changes in behavior maturation relatively uninfluenced by experience maturation a concept or framework that organized and interprets information schema one's current understandings schema interpreting one's new experience in terms of one's
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 413 taught by Professor Moorhouse during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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DevelopmentCh.3and4 - AP Psychology Development Ch. 3 4 a...

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