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Chapter 4 Developmental Psychology- studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout life Zygote- fertilized egg, conception to 2 weeks Embryo- weeks 2-8 Fetus- 9 weeks-birth Teratogens- harmful agens (drugs/viruses) that pass through the placenta Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)- marked by small, misproportioned head and brain abnormalities Maturation- biological growth processes that enable changes in behavior uninfluenced by experience Ages 3-6- most rapid growth in the frontal lobes which enable rational planning, association areas are the last to develop Cognition- all mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating Egocentrism- can't see things from another's point of view Autism- disorder that appears in childhood and is marked by deficient communication, social interaciton, and understanding of others' states of mind Stranger anxiety- fear of strangers, usually by 8 months old Attachment- bond with caretaker, shown by seeking closeness and showing distress on
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Gehrman during the Spring '08 term at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

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