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Module 14 Zygote: fertilized egg Genes: biochemical units of heredity Embryo: developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization through the end of the eighth week Fetus: developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth Teratogens: substances that cross the placental barrier and prevent the fetus from developing normally Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS): physical and cognitive abnormalities that appear in children whose mothers consumed large amounts of alcohol while pregnant Rooting reflex: baby’s tendency when touched on the cheek, to open the mouth and search for the nipple Temperament: person’s characteristic emotional excitability Maturation: biological growth process that enable orderly changes in behavior Jean Piaget (1896-1980): pioneer in the study of developmental psychology who introduced a stage theory of cognitive development that led to a better understanding of children’s thought processes Cognition: all mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, and remembering Schemas: concepts or mental frameworks that organize and interpret information Assimilation:
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