4. The Prenatal Period Adolescence Adulthood Middle Childhood Early Childhood Later Infancy Early Infancy Prenatal Cognitive Language Emotional Social Physical
5. Development in the Prenatal Period Babies can process stimuli from the environment (visual, auditory, etc.). The Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale evaluates a newborn’s neurological condition. Newborn enters the world and develops its relationships with close family members. Baby’s entry into the world is mediated by cultural beliefs and values. Growth of organism from a single cell to a baby with all vital organs and life systems in place. The Apgar Scoring System assesses a baby’s physical condition at birth. Prenatal Cognitive Social Physical
6. Normal and Atypical Development Note – Image source: Cole, M., Cole, S., and Lightfoot, C. (2008). The development of children (6th ed.). New York: Worth Publishers.
7. Four Questions of Developmental Science Continuity Sources of Development Plasticity Individual Differences