4DevelopmentEnhanced

4DevelopmentEnhanced - Myers PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Chapter 4...

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Unformatted text preview: Myers PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Chapter 4 The Developing Person James A. McCubbin, PhD Clemson University Worth Publishers Prenatal Development and the Newborn Developmental Psychology a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive and social change throughout the life span Prenatal Development and the Newborn Life is sexually transmitted Prenatal Development and the Newborn 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 Prenatal Development and the Newborn 40 days 45 days 2 months 4 months 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 womans heavy drinking symptoms include misproportioned head Prenatal Development and the Newborn Rooting Reflex tendency to open mouth, and search for nipple when touched on the cheek Preferences human voices and faces facelike images--> smell and sound of mother preferred Prenatal Development and the Newborn Habituation decreasing responsivenes s with repeated stimulation Prenatal Development and the Newborn Having habituated to the old stimulus, newborns preferred gazing at a new one Infancy and Childhood: Physical Development Maturation biological growth processes that enable orderly changes in behavior relatively uninfluenced by experience At birth 3 months 15 months Cortical Neurons Infancy and Childhood: Physical Development Babies only 3 months old can learn that kicking moves a mobile--and can retain that learning for a month (Rovee- Collier, 1989, 1997). Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development Schema a concept or framework that organizes and interprets information Assimilation interpreting ones new experience in terms of ones existing schemas Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development Accommodation adapting ones current understandings (schemas) to incorporate new information Cognition All the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating Typical Age Range Description of Stage Developmental Phenomena Birth to nearly 2 years Sensorimotor Experiencing the world through senses and actions (looking, touching, mouthing) Object permanence Stranger anxiety About 2 to 6 years About 7 to 11 years About 12 through...
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