Developmental Psychology

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ASSIGNMENT IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
1.Sexual transmitted disease in pregnant women
women who are pregnant can become infected with the same sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as women who are not pregnant. Pregnancy does not provide women or their babies any protection against STDs. The consequences of an STD can be significantly more serious, even life threatening, for a woman and her baby if the woman becomes infected with an STD while pregnant. It is important that women be aware of the harmful effects of STDs and know how to protect themselves and their children against infection. 2. Premature Babies

A premature baby, or preemie, is born before the 37th week of pregnancy. Premature birth occurs in between 8 percent to 10 percent of all pregnancies in the United States. Because they are born too early, preemies weigh much less than full-term babies. They may have health problems because their organs did not have enough time to develop. Preemies need special medical care in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. They stay there until their organ systems can work on their own. 3. Sensation, Perception, and Learning of Infants.

THE INFANT'S SENSORY AND PERCEPTUAL CAPACITIES
Unlocking the Secrets of Babies' Sensory Capabilities
Infants' sensations and perceptions are no longer completely obscure to researchers, who have learned how to measure infants' sensory and perceptual capacities. In their efforts to understand whether babies can distinguish between one stimulus and another investigators often make use of the infant's tendency to habituate, or become used to, a given stimulus. Another technique is to use the visual preference method, in which researchers pinpoint a baby's preference for one of two alternative stimuli. 4. sudden infant death syndrome

Typically the infant is found dead after having been put to bed, and exhibits no signs of having suffered.[7] SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion. It should only be applied to an infant whose death is...
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