AP Psych

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AP Psych
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2011-11-03 21:58:00
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  1. Developmental psychology
    • a branch of psych that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughtout the lifespan.
    • NATURE VS. NURTURE
    • DEVELOPMENT: LADDER VS. EACALATOR
    • CONSISTANT PERSONALITIES WITH AGE?
  2. Zygote
    • the fertilized egg; inters 2 week period of rapid cell division & develops into an embryo
    • after dividing into about 100 cells, cell types differentiate.
  3. Embryo
    he developing human organism from about 2 weeks through second month
  4. Fetus
    • the developing human organisim from 9 weeks till birth
    • organs starting to take recognizable shape
    • responsive to sound (mom's voice)
    • latin for offspring or young one
  5. Teratogens
    • agents, such as chems and viruses, that can reach the embryo or fetus and cause harm.
    • STD's
    • Smoking (underweight etc)
    • Drinking can cause down syndrome
  6. Fetal Alchahol Syndrome FAS
    • physical and cognitive abnormalities in children caused by the mother's drinking during pregnancy.
    • down syndrome
    • facial misproportions
    • leading cause of retardation (40% chance)
  7. Rooting reflex
    a baby's tendancy to--when touched on the cheek--turn toward touch in search of a nipple.

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