Chapter 11 Human Development

Chapter 11 Human Development - Chapter 11: Human...

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Mostly follows predictable progression Development of infants vary across cultures depending on sanitation, and social norms Teratogens: environmental agents that harm the embryo or fetus Egg and sperm form zygote, zygote forms embryo, embryo forms fetus Starts in the womb Basic senses are developed when the fetus is born Synaptic pruning: a process whereby the synaptic connections in the brain that are frequently used are preserved and those that are not are lost Critical periods: biologically determine time periods for the development of specific skills Sensitive periods: biologically determined time period when specific skills develop most easily Secure attachment: attachment style for the majority of infants who are readily comforted when their caregiver returns after separation Avoidant: attachment style in infants which ignore their caregiver when he or she returns after separation Anxious/ambivalent: attachment style in which infants become extremely ipset when their caregiver leaves but reject them upon their return Disorganized attachment: attachment style in which infants give
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