Developmental psychology Realms of Growth
a)Physical b)Cognitive c)Psycho-social d)Moral
Qn: What is it? Why is it?
*insert pic of robotic looking decapitated thing
What? —-> Body suit
Why? —-> people with deformities
We are more comfortable with people who are like us, who look like us.
(heaps of different ways to look at this)
-‘self-shaping’process determined by genetic factors (innate mechanisms control
Is that it?
-non-genetic, environmental factors effects:
-diet, disease, alcohol/drug use can disrupt ‘self-shaping’
e.g. Thalidomide : 2 weeks-3 months after conception most impact
Look at the relationship between innate and environmental
-Sometimes innate < environment
-Not nature or nurture, but nature and nurture
When self-shaping goes well: operation of several reflexes (among other things):
-grasping, rooting, sucking - (involuntary responses) is intact and operational
- poor muscle development / control; weak visual activity (8-12 inches) / object tracking
- very sensitive to auditory stimulation/small range of taste detection (sweet/bitter)
-BUT by 3-4months…before sensory systems are operating effectively
-reflexes beginning to become less importa