Ch 10: MTTC Psychology: Prenatal and Infancy Development

About This Chapter

Learn about development before birth and in newborns as you prepare for the MTTC Psychology exam. Get information on how the mother's health impacts growth, the influence of environmental hazards and assessments of development after birth.

MTTC Psychology: Prenatal and Infancy Development - Chapter Summary

The lessons and quizzes in this chapter can help you understand stages of prenatal and infant development and factors that influence development as you prepare for the MTTC Psychology exam. These lessons cover information that will prepare you to answer these types of exam questions:

  • Naming the stages of prenatal development
  • Charting stages of development in the brain before birth
  • Listing environmental factors that can influence prenatal development and endanger the birth process
  • Identifying ways the mother's physical and mental health can impact development before birth
  • Explaining how development is assessed in a newborn, including the Apgar test
  • Understanding developmental expectations in a newborn

Our instructors are experts in the field and know how to help you prepare for the test. The information on prenatal and neonatal development will aid you in answering these types of questions. The quizzes which follow the lessons will give you a chance to check on your recollection and comprehension of the material and prepare you for the sorts of questions that will be on the exam itself.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: MTTC Psychology: Prenatal and Infancy Development
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Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period

1. Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period

In the 9 months before a baby is born, there is an enormous amount of prenatal development. In this lesson, you will explore the following stages of prenatal development: the germinal period, the embryonic period, and the fetal period.

Principles of Growth and Development

2. Principles of Growth and Development

Is there a pattern to how human growth and development takes place? This lesson will examine some universal principles of growth and development in order to help you find the answer to this question.

Prenatal Stages of Brain Development

3. Prenatal Stages of Brain Development

The prenatal brain develops at an amazing speed. This lesson provides an overview of this brain development throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy and highlights key stages.

The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development

4. The Prenatal Environment and Hazards to Healthy Prenatal Development

In this lesson, learn about the prenatal environment and what can be harmful to prenatal development. Learn about the hazards of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, disease and environmental pollutants during pregnancy.

The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment

5. The Impact of Mother's Emotional and Physical State on the Prenatal Environment

An unborn child and its mother are connected both physically and emotionally. Learn how prenatal development is affected by both the emotional and physical state of the mother in this lesson.

The Perinatal Environment and Potential Hazards During the Birth Process

6. The Perinatal Environment and Potential Hazards During the Birth Process

What does perinatal mean? What happens during the birth process? What are some things that can go wrong? You will find the answers to these questions and more in this lesson!

The Neonatal Environment: Definition & Apgar Test

7. The Neonatal Environment: Definition & Apgar Test

The neonatal period lasts from birth until four weeks old. Care during this period is essential to healthy development. In this lesson, explore the neonatal environment and learn how the Apgar test is used to assess newborn functioning.

The Newborn: Capabilities, Growth, and Developmental Milestones

8. The Newborn: Capabilities, Growth, and Developmental Milestones

Newborn growth and development is an amazing process! In this lesson, you will discover how babies learn, when they acquire certain abilities, and what reflexes they are born with.

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