Notes 2-20-08 - Chapter 4 Developing Through the Lifespan...

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Chapter 4 Developing Through the Lifespan Prenatal Influences on Dvlpmt Nutrition Anxiety (if the mother is anxious it can affect baby) Mother’s general health Maternal Age (age of eggs) Teratogens – any agent that can cause a birth defect (e.g. drugs, radiation, viruses) o Drugs, for example: Over the counter Alcohol Cocaine Heroin Nicotine Excess vitamins o Diseases Rubella HIV Toxoplasmosis (in cat fecal matter, etc.) Herpes Syphilis Influenza Infant Abilities Infants are born with immature visual system o Can detect movement in large objects o Like to gaze at human faces (because humans will take care of them) Other senses function well on day 1 o Will orient to sounds o Turn away from unpleasant odors o Prefer sweet to sour tastes o Recognize mother’s voice (they’ve been hearing it in the womb) Born with a number of reflex behaviors The Competent Newborn Infants are born with reflexes that aid in survival, including
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Notes 2-20-08 - Chapter 4 Developing Through the Lifespan...

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