Chapter 4 - Myers EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (7e) (7th Ed)...

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Myers’ EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (7e) (7th Ed) Chapter 4    The Developing Person
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Developmental Psychology A branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive  and social change throughout the life span
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Prenatal Development Life is sexually transmitted
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Prenatal Development Zygote the fertilized egg enters a 2 week period of rapid cell division develops into an embryo Embryo the developing human organism from 2  weeks through 2nd month Fetus the developing human organism from 9  weeks after conception to birth
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Prenatal Development     At about 14 days the zygote turns into an embryo (a and b).
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Prenatal Development      At 9 weeks, an embryo turns into a fetus (c and d).
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Prenatal Development and the Newborn Teratogens agents, such as chemicals and viruses, that can  reach the embryo or fetus during prenatal  development and cause harm  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) physical and cognitive abnormalities in children  caused by a pregnant woman’s heavy drinking symptoms include misproportioned head
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The Competent Newborn Reflexes Infants are born with  reflexes that aid in  survival. Rooting Reflex tendency to open  mouth, and search  for nipple when  touched on the  cheek
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Offspring cries are important signals for parents  to provide nourishment. In animals and humans  such cries are quickly attended to and relieved. The Competent Newborn
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Preferences human voices and  faces facelike images--> smell and sound of   mother          The Competent Newborn
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The Competent Newborn Habituation decreasing  responsivenes s with repeated  stimulation
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Having  habituated to  the old  stimulus,  newborns  preferred  gazing at a  new one The Competent Newborn
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Infancy and Childhood Stage Span Infancy Newborn to toddler Childhood Toddler to teenager
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Chapter 4 - Myers EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (7e) (7th Ed)...

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