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Developmental Psychologists study a person’s biological, emotional cognitive,
personal and social development across the life span, from infancy through late

How did you begin?
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You begin as a single cell about the size of a grain of sand. This Single cell cell
marks the beginning of the prenatal.

first stage of our development .Cells divide and begin to differentiate into organ that connects the blood supply of the mother to that oxygen of the fetus. Fetal Stage (*Insert photo) .Begins to months after conception and last until birth . Germinal Stage . muscle.Refers to the week period following conception. 2. . Embryonic Stage -Spans the 2-8 weeks that follow conception .Fetus develops vital organs. and body organs 3. PLACENTA AND TERATOGENS Placenta .THE PRENATAL PERIOD STAGES 1. How Conception Occurs? Conceptin or fertilization occurs if one of the millions of sperm penetrates the ovum’s outer membrane.

Teratogens .lasts from birth until approximately the age up to 1. .any agent that can harm a developing fetus. a great deal of initial learning occurs. During infancy. Example of teratogen baby: INFANCY .

Smell and Taste. * Sensory Development 1. Faces. * Depth Perception . .INFANCY DEVELOPMENT * Brain Growth .At birth.One method researchers have used to study babies and depth perception is through using a "visual cliff. 2. Hearing . Infants have all. infants have developed depth perception.Infants have developed the ability to make all the sounds that are necessary to learn the language in which they are raised.Connections between these cells are incomplete or connections have to be built. Touch. or most.By the age of 6 months.have well developed sense of touch and will turn their head when tighly touched on the cheek. of the brain cells they will ever have . 3.And also the key to brain development 4. ." VISUAL CLIFF .Infants could discriminate odor and infants can visually distinguish his or her mother’s face from a stranger’s or an animal.

smiling occurs in .* Motor Development . * Emotional Development -Refers to the influence and interaction of genetic factors.As infants become more aware of their response to a wider variety of contexts. and these temparements occur largely because of genetic factor rather than learning experience. feelings and etc. cognitive factors .refers to those aspects of an individual's personality 1. Genetic Influence .develop distinct temperaments very early. brain changes. (*On other slide) environment. Why did the differences show up so early? TEMPERAMENT. 2.Refers to the stages if motor skills that all infants pass through as they acquire the muscular control necessary for making coordinated movements. Environmental Influence .