Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 Prenatal Development 16:37 Nature vs...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 2: Prenatal Development 16:37 Nature vs. Nurture Genetics – sets a range of possibilities called the reaction range Genetics have impact on : Physical characteristics Intelligence (50%) Temperament and personality Psychiatric disorders Genes can impact environment Active genotype – environment effects Children choose environments they enjoy, or that match abilities based on their genes P assive genotype – environment effects P arents genes influence child’s environment (and child is receptive if shares genes) - parent may provide books E vocative genotype – environment effects Child’s genes e licit and e voke a particular environment (if child is interested in bedtime stories, parents will read more) Prenatal Threat to Development Teratogen – environmental agent that produces a birth defect Central Nervous System CNS – is susceptible throughout most of pregnancy Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – mental retardation, facial asymmetries, small head May increase risk of ADHD
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 4

Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 Prenatal Development 16:37 Nature vs...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online