Child Psych 1st crosswords
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Child Psych 1st crosswords
Child Psych Crosswords
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_____period; A time that is optimal for certain capacities to emerge.
Developmental cognitive ____ is the study of relationships between changes in the brain & the developing child's cognitive processes & behavior.
Design in which the same subjects are studied repeatedly @ different ages.
_____ observation; Observing a behavior of interest in the natural environment.
Design that permits inferences about cause & effect.
Behavior _____; Procedures that combine conditioning & modeling to eliminate undesirable behaviors & increase desirable responses
Design in which researchers present children with a novel task & follow their mastery over a series of closely spaced sessions.
Design in which researchers gather info without altering the participants' experience.
_____ ____; An interdisciplinary field that includes all changes throughout the life span.
A _____ describes, explains and predicts behavior
Variable that is manipulated by the researcher.
_____ designs allow researchers to conduct several similar cross-sectional or longitudinal studies @ varying times
Participant observation of a culture.
Variable expected to be influenced by the experimental manipulations
_____ effects refer to the impact of cultural historical change on the accuracy of findings.
Design in which groups of ppl differing in age are studied @ the same point in time.
The clinical method or _____ study approach.
____ ____; The researcher sets up a situation that evokes a behavior of interest & observes that behavior in a lab Setting.
Approach that uses age related averages to represent typical development.
_____ interview; Each participant is asked the same questions in the same way.
A number describing how two variables are related is called a ____ ____.
In a ____ interview, the researcher uses a flexible conversational style to probe for a participant's POV.
____ assignment helps researchers ctrl characteristics of participants that could reduce the accuracy of their findings.
____ is a genetically determined, naturally unfolding course of growth.
Information- ____ approach: views the human mind as a symbol manipulating machine.
Freud's theory focusing on early sexual and aggressive drives.
Erikson's stage theory of development entailing resolution of psychological conflicts.
Social ____ Theory: emphasizes the role of of observational learning in the development of behavior.
In ecological systems theory, temporal changes in a child's environment
Theory that focuses on how social interaction contributes to development.
Theory concerned with the adaptive value of behavior.
____ developmental psychology seeks to understand the adaptive value of species-wide cognitive, emotional and social competencies as those competencies change with age.
_____ savages: view children as possessing an innate plan for healthy growth.
Development as a process in which new ways of understanding & responding to the world emerge at specific times.
Nature vs ____ controversy
In ecological systems theory, social settings that do not contain the child but effect their experiences in immediate settings.
Unique combinations of personal & environmental circumstances that can result in different paths of change.
____ development: field of study devoted to understanding constancy & change fr conception through adolescence & emerging adulthood
Theory that emphasizes the unique developmental hx of each child.
View of the child as a blank slate.
In ecological systems theory, activities & interactions patterns in the child's immediate surroundings.
In ecological systems theory, cultural values, laws, customs & resources that influence experiences & interactions @ inner levels of the environment.
____ systems theory; view of the child as developing within a complex system of relationships.
Emphasizes the study of directly observable events.
In ecological systems theory: connections between the child's immediate settings.
Ability to adapt effectively in the face of threats to development.
Piaget's ____ developmental theory suggests that children actively construct knowledge as they manipulate & explore their world.
Development as gradually adding on more of the same types of skills that were there to begin with
_____ systems perspective; the child's mind, body & physical & social worlds form an integrated system.
Qualitative change characterizing a particular time period of development.