EDPSY CHapter 8
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EDPSY CHapter 8
2-6 Year Old Annual Growth Average
2-3 inches, 5 pounds, greater motor function
general grwoth curve
curve representing overall chanes in body size, rapid growth during infancy slower gains in early and middle childhood and rapid growth again during adolescence
Children from Smoking homes are 3x more likely to experience....
dominant cerebral hemisphere
the hemisphere of the brain responsible for skilled motor action- in right handed individuals, the left hemisphere
Brain grwoth and myelination
Brain heavier, memory and speed quicker
a brain structure that aids in balance and control of body movements
A brain structure that maintains alertness and consciousness
an inner-brain structure that plays a vital role in memory and in spatial images we use to help us find out way
the large bundle of fibers conecting the two hemispheres of the brain
ag land located near the base of the brain the releases horomones effecting physical growth
Growth Horomone (GH)
A pituatary horomone that affects the development of all body tissues except the central nervous system and the gentials.
thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
A pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to release thyroxine, which is necessary for normal rain development and body grwoth
Growth disorder, very short stature, decreaed GH secretion, immature skeletal age, serious adjustement problems.
Allows brain to change based on early experiences
Left Hemisphere is responsible for...
Right Hemisphere is responsible for....
90% in Western nations right handed, affected by: Position in uterus, practice, culture.
Sensitive to facial emotions
Connects two hemispheres of brain