Textbook Notes (369,153)
Canada (162,424)
Psychology (3,337)
PSYC 2740 (174)
Chapter 6

Developmental Psych Chapter 6

3 Pages

Course Code
PSYC 2740
Stephen Lewis

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 3 pages of the document.
Chap 6 summary Psyc *2450* *story on Helen Keller 3-4m = teething (1yr=6-8 teeth, 2.5 yr. = appx. 20 teeth) 6m = 20/20, sit without support 15m= build tower of blocks Growth and Nutrition Faster period of growth (especially first few months) 3-4m = teething (1yr=6-8 teeth, 2.5 yr. = appx 20 teeth) Physical growth follows cephocaudal (head to tail) and proximodal (inner to outer) principle Nourishment Breastfeeding – illnesses prevented or minimized by breastfeeding(baby) = diarrhea, respiratory infections, oititis media (middle ear infection), staphylococcal, bacteria and UTIs, and can reduce postneonatal death (28 d – 1y) – -benefits for mom = less postpartum bleeding, quicker physical recovery, earlier return to previous weight, less risk of breast cancer n ovarian cancer, less risk of osteoporosis n hip fractures - can be dangerous if mother has AIDS(can be transmitted thru milk), any other infectious illnesses, taking drugs or alcohol The Brain CNS – central nervous system – brain and spinal cord Brain growth spurts – periods of rapid growth and development PET – positron emission tomography Lateralization – tendency of each of the brains hemispheres to have specialized functions (left hem/right) Left hemisphere – language and logical thinking Right hemisphere – visual and spatial functions (map reading and drawing) Brain is composed of neurons and glial cells Neurons – nerve cells (send receive info) Glial cells – protect and support myelination – processes of coating neurons with a fatty substances (myelin) that enables faster communication between cells reflex behavior – automatic, involuntary, innate responses to stimulation *once nerves are myelinated, shift to volu
More Less
Unlock Document

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.