Quiz 6 - Quiz 6 Developmental Psychology: a branch of...

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Quiz 6 Developmental Psychology: a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life span Prenatal Development and the New born - Zygote: the fertilized egg o Enters a two week period of rapid cell division o Develops into an embryo - Embryo: the developing human organism from 2 weeks through the 2 nd month - Fetus: the developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth - Teratogens: agents, such as chemicals and viruses, that can reach the embryo or fetus during prenatal development and cause harm o Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS): physical and cognitive abnormalities in children caused by a pregnant women’s heavy drinking Symptoms include disproportioned head - Rooting Reflex: tendency to open mouth and search for nipple when touched on the cheek - Preferences: human voices and faces, smell and sound of mother - Habituation: decreasing responsiveness with repeated stimulation o Looking time decreases with each presentation o Having habituated to the old stimulus, newborns preferred gazing at a new one Infancy and Childhood - Maturation: biological growth processes that enable orderly changes in behavior o Relatively uninfluenced by experience - Babies only 3 months old can learn that kicking moves a mobile and can retain that learning for a month - Schema: a concept or framework that organizes and interprets information
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- Assimilation: interpreting one’s new experience in terms of one’s existing schemas - Accommodation: adapting one’s current understandings (schema) to incorporate new information - Cognition: all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating - Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development o Age: birth to 2 years Description:
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Ricci during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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Quiz 6 - Quiz 6 Developmental Psychology: a branch of...

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