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Chapter 11 • Development: sequence age-related changes occur as person progresses from conception to death • Zygote: one celled organism formed by the union of a sperm and an egg • Genes: functional units in hereditary transmission. • Prenatal period: extends from conception to birth, usually encompassing nine months of pregnancy • Germinal stage: first phase prenatal development, encompassing first two weeks after conception • Placenta: structure that allows oxygen and nutrients to pass into the fetus from the mother’s bloodstream and bodily wastes to pass out to the mother • Embryonic stage: second stage of prenatal development, lasting from two weeks until the end of the second month • Developing organism: embryo • Fetal stage: third stage of prenatal development, lasting from two months through birth • Threshold of viability: age at which a baby can survive in the event of a premature birth. • Teratogens: any external agents, such as drugs or viruses that can harm an embryo or fetus • Fetal alcohol syndrome: collection congenital problems associated w/ excessive alcohol use during pregnancy. • Motor development: refers to progression of muscular coordination required for physical activities • Cephalocaudal trend: head to foot direction of motor development • Proximodistal trend: center outward direction of motor development • Maturation: development that reflects the gradual unfolding of one’s genetic blueprint • Developmental norms: indicate the typical (median) age at which individuals display various behaviors and abilities • Temperament: refers to characteristic mood, activity level, and emotional reactivity • Longitudinal design: investigators observe one group participants repeatedly over a period of time (more sensitive to developmental changes) • Cross sectional design: investigators compare group participants differing age at single point in time • Cohort effects: occur when differences between age groups are due to the groups growing up in different time periods. • Attachment: close, emotional bonds of affection that develop between infants and their caregivers • Separation anxiety: emotion distress seen in many infants when they’re separated from people with whom they have formed an attachment • Strange situation pro
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