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A baby's development, before and after birth, is a marvel of *this*
maturation
Begins at conception, when the male sperm unites with the female ovum (egg).
germinal stage
Lasting until eithe week after conception. Embryo develops fingers, toes, tail, eyes, etc.
embryonic stage
Organism (fetus) further develops the organs and systems that existed in rudimentary form in the embryonic stage
fetal stage
having more than two alcoholic drinks a day significantly increases this
fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)
automatic behaviors that are necessary for survival
motor reflexes
importance of touching
contact comfort
if the primary caregiver is temporarily away from the child they suffer from this
separation anxiety
cry/protest if the parent leaves the room but wlecome him/her back and then play happily again
securely attached
resisting contact with the mother at reunion but protesting loudly if she leaves
anxious or ambivalent
proposed new theory of cognitive development to explain childish mistakes.
Jean Piaget
what you do when you fit new information into your present system of knowledge and beliefs or into your mental schemas.
Assimilation
networks of associations, beliefs, and expectations
schemas
what you must do , as a result of new undeniable information, you must change/modeify your existing schemas
Accommodation
in this stage, learns looking, touching, hearing, putting things in mouth, sucking, grasping.
sensorimotor stage