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January 29th, 2013 - Development Over the Lifespan (1).pdf

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1010
Professor
Heather Jenkin
Semester
Winter

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Research Design Sequential: up and coming, mix studies together - you got lots of kids who are the same age - benefit: get 9 years of data within 4 years if cohorts are the same when they are the same age (ie. all cohorts are the same at the age of 7) Prenatal Development (3 Stages) - germinal: free floating, may be passed in the following menstrual cycle - only move to second stage if it attaches to the uterus wall - fetal: everything is in place - you just get bigger * critical period: insufficient TDF performance by 6-8 weeks leads to female development Maternal Malnutrition - miscarriage, premature birth, impaired brain development Maternal Stress (stress hormonees) - premature nervous system, irritability, attentional deficits - rubella: can severely damage developing nervous systems (passes through the placenta), what is most active is most affected - at 21 days it may cause blindness, at 28 days it may cause deafness, after 4 months it may have no affect - STDs: brain damage, blindness, deafness, HI positive - nicotine: miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight Prenatal Development - active: hiccups, moving, etc. Amazing Newborn - prefer higher frequencies because they are lost with age - babies are legally blind - 188 inches away is CLEAREST vision for babies - habituation: looking time declines to 50%, new stimulus presented create alertfulness Newborn Learning - at 6 months your vision goes from 20/800 to 20/100 - at 4 years your vision is as good as it will get - stages: rudimentary scan of your outline, eventually develops to lookin
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