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Lecture 15

PSYC 2250 Lecture 15: Lecture 15
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2250
Professor
Steven Hladkyj
Semester
Summer

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o982 Lately there have been fewer male birth than in the past Prenatal Risk Factors Maternal Risk Factors Diet Malnutrition Follic Acid when mothers do not consume adequate amounts of folic acid, their babies are at risk of spina bifida, a disorder in which the embryos neural tube does not close properly during the first month of pregnancy Age Average age of first time mothers is 28 Stress Impact on prenatal development of chronic stress, which refers to a persons physical and psychological responses to threatening or challenging situations. o Poverty Teratogens Effects depends on o Dose o Heredity Other negative influences Age Different teratogens have different effects Sleeper effects Types of Teratogens Rubella developmental disabilities; damage to eyes, ears, and heart o HIVAIDS frequent infections, neurological disorders, death
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