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a branch of psychology that studies the physical, mental, and social changes throughout the life span
agents, such as chemicals and viruses, that can reach the embryo or fetus during prenatal development and cause harm
Birth to nearly 2 years
Experiencing the world through
senses and actions (looking,
about 2 years to 6 years
with words and images
but lacking logical reasoning
about 7 to 11 years
Thinking logically about concrete
events; grasping concrete analogies
and performing arithmetical operations
about 12 through adulthood
Potential for moral reasoning
the principle that properties such as mass, volume, and number remain the same despite changes in the forms of objects
an emotional tie with another person
shown in young children by their seeking closeness to the caregiver and showing distress on separation
ones ability to reason speedily and abstractly
tends to decrease during late adulthood
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