PSYCH 10 Lecture 5: Module 14: Developmental Issues: Prenatal Development and the Newborn
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 10
Professor
Kristen Walker
Semester
Spring

Description
Lecture 4/24/217 Module 8: Developmental Issues: Prenatal Development and the Newborn Developmental Psychology’s Major Issues ● Nature and nurture: ​How is our development influenced by the interaction between our genetic inheritance and experiences? ● Continuity and stages​: What parts of development are gradual and continuous and what parts change abruptly? (Are stages modular and discrete or continuous​) ● Stability and change: ​Which of our traits persist over time and which change through life? Prenatal Development ● Zygote​: The life cycle begins at conception, when one sperm cell unites with an egg to form a zygote--fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo ● Embryo:​ The zygote’s inner cells become the embr
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