PSY 202 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Konrad Lorenz, Harry Harlow

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21 Feb 2018
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Overview: developmental psychology, prenatal development, social development, cognitive development, moral development. Prenatal development (prior to birth: zygote- fertilized egg, blastocyst four days after fertilization, a ball of identical cells forms during the germinal stage. Keeps growing as cells continue to divide for the first week and half after fertilization: embryo from the 2nd to 8th week after fertilization, the cells start to differentiate during the embryonic stage. Also miscarriages happen: fetus by the 9th week the major organs are established and the heart begins to beat in the fetal stage. The rest of the pregnancy is a process of maturation. Teratogens: teratogens environmental factors that can exert a negative impact on prenatal development, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder- condition resulting from high levels of prenatal alcohol exposure, causing learning disabilities, physical growth retardation, facial malformations and behavioral disorders. The importance of attachment: attachment the strong emotional connection we share with those to whom we feel close.

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