Unit 2 DB: Factors Influencing Prenatal Development and Beyond

A woman in her mid-20s has just found out that she is pregnant.  Using this week’s readings and resources, think about the nature and nurture factors that could influence the baby’s prenatal and early postnatal development.  In your opinion, what are four factors (nature and/or nurture) that might be of greatest impact during this developmental period?  Describe how these factors might affect physical, perceptual, motor, and/or personality development and defend why you think they are important.In your opinion, could the relative impact of these factors be influenced by one’s culture?  Would the impact be equivalent across diverse cultures or even within a cultural group?  Explain your response.  Incorporate into your response the scholarly sources that you used to develop this position. 

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