Chapter 2. Module 4 Prenatal and Childhood Development. Prenatal Development. Zygote : The fertilized egg; it enters a two-week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo.
Prenatal and Childhood Development
Maturation: Biological growth processes that enable orderly changes in behavior, relatively uninfluenced by experience.
Cognitive Development in Infancy and Childhood
Assimilation: Interpreting one’s new experience in terms of one’s existing schemas.
Accommodation: Adapting one’s current understandings (schemas) to incorporate new information.
Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development
Social Development in Infancy and Childhood
An emotional tie with another person, young children demonstrate attachment by seeking closeness to the caregiver and showing distress on separation.
Human infants become attached to warm, soft parents who cuddle, rock, and feed.
Attachment is a direct result of the parenting children receive.