PSYC 2450 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Neural Tube, Neuron, Synaptic Pruning
Textbook: my, she"s already walking! he"s growing like a weed! . Milestones reflect what is normal and psychopathology is defined in part by deviations from normal. E. g. , not growing at a certain rate; not walking or talking by a certain age. Physical development is much more than this . By 4-6 months double their birth weight. By 2 years their adult height. Review q"s: milestones illustrate what key notion in developmental psychopathology. Provide a very brief example. (could appear on first midterm) The key notion is the abnormal and normal define each other; it could be a genetic or autistic issue: describe early physical development in terms of changes in bodily proportions. Babies start being all head. (heavy weight in the head) Provide and example: changes in body proportions. Newborn is all head (70% adult size) Proximodistal (center outward; chest organs then arms. : brain development and other systems. The point: brain is an early rapidly growing organ.