Unit Two
Human Development

Module 1 The Methods of Developmental Psychology 41
Types of Observation
Cross-SectionalStudies
Longitudinal Studies
Cross-Cultural Studies

Module 2 Instinctive Behavior and Imprinting 51
Releasing Stimuli
Critical Periods in Imprinting
Critical Periods in Human Development

Module 3 Principles of Heredity 59
Cumulative Action of Genes

Module 4 The Beginnings of Behavior 67
Fetal Responses
Unlearned Reflexes
Infant Development

Module 5 Verbal and Intellectual Development 79
Word Formation
Word Associations
Vocabulary Development
Stage and Non-Stage Theories

Module 6 Social Development 91
Physiological Maturity
Socialization
Imitation
Types of Play


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