Infant Lecture 1

Infant Lecture 1 - Infant & Child Lecture 1 Jan 17,...

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Jan 17, 2007 History of Psychology Infancy is between 0-24 months [24 is the end of it] -They then start walking and talking -Variations exists 18-24 months – mirror recognization, say “me” and “mine” [personal pronouns] - Pretend play [pretend to pour drink, tilt back head, involve dolls] -Even autistic kids do this -Involve others too -Autistic children have large heads, ignore others, no personal pronouns, brain grows out of control - We do not pick up on this till age 3-5 and for African American it is 18 months later than this! Cost per autistic child is 800,00$ a year It will affect us financially too…. Rates: -6 out of 1000 kids is autistic [ 1= girl, 4-5 = boys] -2% of girls, 1% of boys have autism -A father who is 45 years old is highly associated with risk for autistic kid -Problem is in the Genes [short allele- problem with excreting certain chemicals, therefore it takes longer so the concentration increases within the body…] 2-5 years [develop physically, emotionally, cognitively etc] – Early Childhood “pre
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