Web Resources

Chapter 4

Developmental Psychology - General

Developmental Psychology - Overview

Heredity Versus Environment

Normal Child Development

Chart of Human Development

Developmental Milestones

Early Development



Prenatal Development Photos

Stages of Prenatal Development

The Embryo

Embryos of Various Species - Images

Fetal Development

Problems in Prenatal Development

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


Umbilical Cord

The Neonate

Rooting Reflex

Sucking Reflex

Moro Reflex

Grasping Reflex

Cephalocaudal Development (PDF)

Proximodistal Development (PDF)

Capabilities of the Neonate

Robert Fantz - The Looking Chamber

Face Recognition in Humans and Monkeys (PDF)

Face Recognition in Neonates

Senses of the Neonate

Culture and Development

Zeitlin, et al. Article

Hewlett Article


Understanding a Child's Temperament

Thomas, Chess, and Birch Article

Jerome Kagan Interview



Konrad Lorenz

Attachment Theory

John Bowlby

Harry Harlow

Harlow's Original Article

Mary Ainsworth

The Strange Situation

Parental Influence

Judith Rich Harris Debates Jerome Kagan

Judith Rich Harris - Brookings Institute

Judith Rich Harris Article on Zero Parental Influence

Day Care

Day Care - Overview and History

Directory of Childcare Links

Summary of Day Care Research Results

Choosing a Day Care Center

Childhood Problems - Enuresis

Enuresis (Bedwetting)

Toilet Training

Bedwetting Solutions

Childhood Problems - Autism



Asberger's Syndrome

Autism Forum

Autism Links

Childhood Problems - Learning Disorders

Learning Disorders


Dyslexia Controversy

Dyslexia - Prevention and Treatment

Theories of Dyslexia

Learning Disability Resources

Childhood Problems - ADHD

ADHD - Overview

ADHD Controversy

ADHD - A Critial View

ADHD and the Media

ADHD - Pro-Ritalin Article

CDC Article on ADHD

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

Piaget - Overview and Biography

Assimilation and Accommodation

Sensorimotor Stage

Preoperational Stage

Concrete Operational Stage

Formal Operational Stage

Piaget and Evolutionary Psychology

Conservation Joke

Moral Development

Comparison of Piaget, Kohlberg, and Gilligan Theories

Kohlberg's Theory

Carol Gilligan's Theory

Criticism of Gilligan's Theory

Prosocial Behavior

Nancy Eisenberg Paper on Prosocial Behavior (PDF)

Baumrind's Parenting Styles

Parenting Styles

What's Your Parenting Style? Online Test

Parenting Style and Peer-group Competence

Effects of Parenting Style (PDF)

Adolescent Development

G. Stanley Hall

Anna Freud

Adolescent Physical Growth

Growth Curves


Secondary Sexual Characteristics


Adolescent High-risk Behavior Statistics (PDF)

Facts About Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy Statistics (PDF)

How to Tell if You're Pregnant/Teen Pregnancy Facts

Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development

Erickson - Bio and Theory

Erikson's Theory Tutorial

Summary Chart of Erikson's Stages

Adult Development


Male Climacteric


Aging, Death, and Dying


Mechanisms of Aging

Physical Effects of Aging

Research Links on Aging


Age Discrimination in Employment Act


Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Hospice Care

Hospice Care History

Pain and Symptom Management


Euthanasia - Pro and Con

Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Kevorkian Articles and Interviews