Developmental Psychology: Teratology And Hazards To Prenatal Development

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Developmental Psychology: Teratology And Hazards To Prenatal Development

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Refers to any agent that can potentially cause a birth defect or negatively alter cognitvive and behavioral outcomes
    • A. 

      Teratogen

    • B. 

      Teratology

    • C. 

      Developmental Hazard

  • 2. 
    The greek word "tera"  means "earth"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    After completing organogenesis, teratogens are more likely to cause anatomical defects
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Exposure to teratogens during fetal period is more likely to cause stunted growth and problems in organs' functioning
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    This is the field of study investigating causes of birth defects and exploring the deficits in functioning
    • A. 

      Teratology

    • B. 

      Teratogen

    • C. 

      Teratography

  • 6. 
    Male fetuses are more likely to be affected by teratogens
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Damage during the germinal period may prevent implantation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The embryonic period is less vulnerable to teratogens than fetal period because the organs are still forming and effects can be reversed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The probability of a structural defect is greatest in _____
    • A. 

      Early embryonic period

    • B. 

      Late embryonic period

    • C. 

      Early fetal period

    • D. 

      Late fetal period

  • 10. 
    This is the fixed time period early in the prenatal development during which events can have a long-lasting effect on development
    • A. 

      Critical period

    • B. 

      Vulnerable Period

    • C. 

      Viability Period

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