the phenomenon that says a small change has large potential power
a group of people that are in the same age group/generation
frontal area of the brain
the best method for studying people's development over long periods of time
to offer solutions
The purpose of developmental theories is NOT
focuses on the structure/development of an individual's thought process
reinterpreting new experiences so that they fit into our old/current ideas
radically changing old/current ideas based on new experiences
epigenetic systems theory
developmental theory that emphasizes the interaction of genes and the environment
the theory based on society & culture
the molecular basis of heredity which is constructed as a double helix
how many chromosomes are in a regular human cell?
the teratogen that slows growth
study of the factors involved in birth defects
the critical period in which behavioral teratogens are most susceptible to affect the brain and spinal cord
Evaluates infant on heart rate, respiratory condition, muscle tone, reflexes, and color
Biological protection of the brain. The brain will suffer last
feelings of inadequacy in young mothers leads to
the average North American newborn weighs about
by age 2 body weight averages _ of adult weight
by age 2 body length ranges about _ of adult weight
process by which under used neurons are inactivated
process of the brain that implies stimulation help neural connections develop
involuntary response to a stimulus
same motor skills
4 & 30 inches away (20/400)
infants focus most readily on objects _ away
an opportunity for perception and interaction that is offered by a person, place, or object in the environment
an apparent, but not actual, drop between surfaces
the newborns first sensory motor activities are
one word sentences to express a thought
first emotion displayed by infants
trust vs mistrust
infants first task
measures how a child responds to separations and reunions with a caregiver
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