CFD 155 Ch. 1-3

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researchers/practitioners who study the human lifespan
study of aging process and older adults
male organs that manufacture sperm
excessively short stature in a child, caused by undernutrition
ability to see (and fear) heights
research using preferential looking & habituation to explore what very young babies know about faces
research drawing on notion that we're attracted to novelty & prefer to look at new things
pear-shaped muscular organ in woman's abdomen that houses developing baby
material that makes up genes, which bear our hereditary characteristics
time when body structure is most vulnerable to damage by a teratogen
chronic lack of adequate food
relatively risky first-trimester pregnancy test for fetal genetic disorders
moment during woman's monthly cycle when an ovum is expelled from ovary
structure projecting from uterine wall from which developing baby absorbs nutrients
long nerve fiber that usually conducts impulses away from cell body of neuron
inability to conceive after a year of unprotected sex (also inability to carry child to term)
mistake infants make where they go back to original hiding place to look for an object even though they've seen it was moved to second place
malleable, or capable of being changed; refers to neural or cognitive development
chronically inadequate level of specific nutrient important to development & disease prevention
any skill related to understanding feelings & negotiating interpersonal interactions
chemical substances released in bloodstream that target and change organs and tissues
quick test used to assess a just-delivered baby's condition by measuring HR, muscle tone, breathing, reflex, color
nature-interacts-w/-nurture idea that genetic tendencies/predispositions cause us to actively choose specific environments
unpredictable or atypical life changes that occur during development
any infertility treatment in which egg is fertilized outside womb
an egg cell containing genetic material contributed by mother
one of a pair of almond-shaped organts that contain a woman's ova, or eggs
earliest point at which a baby can survive outside the womb
refers to education and, especially income
first sign of 'getting human intentions,' when a baby looks at object adult points to or follows a person's gaze
original behavioral worldview that focused on charting & modifying only visible behaviors
measurement strategy that involves directly watching & coding behaviors
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any perspective explaining why people act the way they do; allows us to predict behavior and how to improve
alternating vowel and consonant sounds repeatedly; precedes the first words
blood test to determine whether person carries gene for given genetic disorder
neck, or narrow, lower portion of uterus
physical or neurological problem that occurs prenatally or at birth
approach to language development emphasizing social function; babies & adults have mutual passion to communicate
two-word combinations
naturally occurring loss of pregnancy and death of the fetus
segment of DNA that contains chemical blueprint for manufacturing a particular protein
predictable loss of interest that develops once a stimulus becomes familiar
period of pregnancy
bag-shaped, fluid-filled membrane that contains & insulates fetus
structure attaching placenta to fetus where nutrients ar passed & fetal wastes removed
formation of fatty layer encasing axons of neurons
threadlike strand of DNA in nucleus of every cell; carries genes
cylindrical structure that forms along back of embryo & develops into brain and spinal cord
phase of sleep involving rapid eye movements, when EEG looks almost like it does during waking
infertility treatment where conception occurs outside womb then cell is inserted into uterus
person's 50/50 chance at birth of living to a given age
image of fetus in womb that helps to date pregnancy, assess fetus's growth, etc.
pregnant woman's first feeling of fetus moving inside her body
first one-word sentences
internal belief in our competence, our sense that we can be successful in a given task
societies that prize independence, competition, personal success
large structures (& movements) precede increasingly smaller refinements
first 14 days of prenatal development, from fertilization to full implantation
reflex to a touch to the cheek where they turn toward that location & begin to suck
fertilized ovum
predictable life changes that occur during development
field that scientifically determines role that hereditary forces play in individual behavioral differences
final period of prenatal development; lasts 7 months; physical refinements, massive growth, brain development
branching fiber the receives info & conducts impulses toward cell body of neuron
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learning impairments and behavioral problems during infancy and childhood
process in which a blastocyst becomes embedded in uterine wall
Bowlby's theory about importance of being closely connected w/ caregiver, etc
substance that crosses placenta and harms fetus
growth occurs from head to toe
gap b/t dendrites of one neuron and axon of another over which impulses flow
second stage of prenatal development, lasting from week 3 to week 8
societies that prize social harmony, obedience, close family over individual achievement
simplified, exaggerated, high-pitched tones used to speak to infants that function to help teach language
children's ability, usually beginning at 6 months, to put themselves back to sleep when they wake during the night
phase of life beginning after high school, tapers off toward late 20s, devoted to constructing an adult life
union of sperm and egg
one of a pair of slim, pipe-like structures that connect the ovaries with uterus
method of delivering baby surgically by extracting baby through incisions in abdominal wall & in uterus
illness caused by mother's X chromosome; has 50/50 chance of affecting each male child
table that appears to 'end' in a drop-off at its midpoint; used to test infant depth perception
forming of connections b/t neurons at the synapses
nature-interacts-w/-nurture idea that genetic tendencies/predispositions produce certain responses from others
baby's frantic, continual crying during the first 3 months of life, caused by immature nervous system
outer folded mantle of brain, responsible for thinking, reasoning, perceiving, all conscious responses
law of learning; we act the way we do b/c we are reinforced
most common chromosomal abnormality, causing mental retardation and other health problems
principle that people affect one another, or that interpersonal influences flow in both directions
theory that highlights role that inborn, species-specific behaviors play in human dev. & life
one of the 3-month long segments that pregnancy is divided
2nd-trimester procedure where syringe is inserted into uterus for sample of amniotic fluid to test for disorders
unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant
hollow sphere of cells formed during germinal stage in prep. for implantation
repetitive action-oriented schemas (habits) of babies in sensorimotor stage
theory that says people learn by watching others & our thoughts determine behavior
growth occurs from most interior parts of body outward

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