Development - Chapter 4: Human Development Developmental...

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Chapter 4: Human Development Developmental Psychologists Study the way humans develop over time Three Major Issues: 1. Nature vs. Nurture 2. Continuous vs. Stages 3. Stable vs. Unstable Prenatal Development Germinal Period Fertilized egg implanted in the uterus Embryonic Period CNS and organs develop; heart beat Fetal Period Muscles develop Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Numerous physical defects Wide range of mental abnormalities Effect is maximal early Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Malformed internal organs Delayed motor development Triply exposed cocaine, postnatally, poverty Piaget Cognitively adapt to environment 1. Assimilation 2. Accommodation Driving force: Equilibration Piaget’s Stages of Development Sensorimotor Stage (0 - 2) Thought and action are identical object permanence develops
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Preoperational Stage (2 - 7) Animistic thinking Similar objects are identical Concrete Operational Stage (7 - 12) Conversation Application of Logic Reversibility of thought
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