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Human Development

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Semester
Summer

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Lecture 9 Human Development Babies 1. Babies in womb are still influenced by many chemicals (teratogens) 2. Moms in stress can also effect the fetus o Can attribute to lower birth weight and cognitive and physical development 3. Cultural practices (holding vs carrying in stroller) >> crawling o Babies documentary o Sleeping on your stomach makes it easier for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and faster for baby to develop pushing arms 4. Brain development - dependent on the environment o EX = studies with children growing up in Romanian orphanages (extreme neglect) Faces did not work properly - most young children can mirror facial expressions but Romanian children did not Feral children = Victor who was the Wild Boy of Aveyron - able to learn some language but not the same as a normal 3-year-old Saturday Mifune - raised by monkey until age 5 Genie (example in textbook) Not able to walk properly (moved more like a rabbi
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