Chapter 10 - Developmental Psychology

Chapter 10 - Developmental Psychology - Developmental...

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Developmental Psychology Developmental psychology : the study of continuity and change across the life span.
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Prenatal Development Prenatal stage : from conception to birth. Zygote : a single cell that contains chromosomes from both a sperm and an egg. Germinal stage : the 2-week period of prenatal development that begins at conception. Embryonic stage : the period of prenatal development that lasts from the 2 nd week until about the 8 th week. Fetal stage : the period of prenatal development that lasts from the 9 th week until birth. Myelination : the formation of a fatty sheath around the axons of a brain cell.
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Figure 10.1 : Prenatal Development ( p. 299 )
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TERATOGENS - Environmental Factors that can harm developing fetus. Disease during Pregnancy Rubella - blindness, deafness, heart disease Genital Herpes AIDS - few survive until 1st birthday Excessive Aspirin - harm to circulatory system Caffeine - slow fetal growth, premature birth Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - small head, hyper, irritable, retardation, heart defects Smoking - low birth weight, miscarriage…. ..
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ( p. 300 )
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Infancy : birth to between 18 and 24 mos.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYC 2305 taught by Professor Steven during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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