PSYA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Preterm Birth, Gestational Age, Prenatal Development

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Language development is well under way before birth and infants are preparing to interact w/ their worlds before they even enter into them. Developmental psychology: the study of change and stability of human physical, cogniive, social and behavioural characterisics across the lifespan. 20 who were born prematurely and see efects) Advantage: convenient and more ime and cost-eicient than longitudinal. Cohort efects: consequences of being born in a paricular year or narrow range of years. Experiment can be afected by atriion (paricipants stop returning mail, phone calls, become ineligible or quit paricipaing. Measuring developmental trends: methods and paterns (paterns of development stages and. Coninuity: rapid changes in a child"s development are explained by a model that views development as a progression of abrupt transiions in physical or mental skills, followed by slower, more gradual change. Psychologists call this patern of change as a series of stages.

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