Ch 9 Development

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  1. Assimilation
    an individual's incorporation of new info. into existing knowledge
  2. Preferential Looking
    a research technique that inolves givin an infant a choice of what object to look at.
  3. Development
    The pattern of continuity and change in human capabilities that occurs throughout life, involving both growth and decline
  4. Nature
    an individuals biological inheritance especially his or her genes
  5. Nurture
    an individual's enviornmental and social experiences
  6. Resilience
    a persons ability to recover from or adapt to difficult times
  7. Accomodation
    an individuals incorporation of new info into existing knowledge
  8. Sensimotor Stage
    Piagets first stage of cognitive development, lasting from birth to about two years of age, during which infants construct an understanding of the world by coordinating sensory experiences with motor (physical) actions
  9. Preoperational Stage
    Piagets second stage of cognitive develpment, lasting from about two to seven years of age, during which thought is more symbolic than sensimotor thought
  10. Concrete Operational Stage
    Piagets third stage of cognitive development, lasting from about seven to eleven years of age, during which the individual uses operations and replaces intuitive reasoning with logical reasoning in concrete situations
  11. Formal Operational Stage
    Piagets fourth stage of cognitive development, which begins at eleve to fifteen years old and continues through the adult years, it features thinking about things that are not logic to come up with hypotheses aout the future
  12. Temperament
    an individuals behavioral style and a characterized of responding
  13. Infant Attachment
    The close emotional between infant and its caregiver
  14. Secure Attachment
    The ways that infants use thei caregiver, usually their mother, as a secure base from which to explore the enviornment
  15. Authoritarian Parenting
    a restrictive style in which the parent exhorts the child to follow the parents directions and to value hard work and effort
  16. Authoritative Parenting
    a parenting style that encourages the child to be independent but that still places limits and controls on behavior
  17. Permissive Parenting
    a parenting style characterized by the placement of few limits on the childs behavior
  18. Neglectful Parenting
    A parenting style characterized by a lack of parental involvement in the childs life
  19. Prosocial Behavior
    behavior that intended to benefit other ppl
  20. Puberty
    A period of rapid skeletal and sexual maturation that occurs mainly in early adolescence
  21. Estrogers
    the main class of female sex hormones
  22. Identity VS Identity Confusion
    Erickson's fifth psychological stage, in which adolescents face the challenges of finding out who they are, what they are all about, and where they are going in life
  23. Emerging Adulthood
    the transitional period from adolescence to adulthood, spanning approximately 18-25 yrs old
  24. Wisdom
    Expert knowledge abt the practical aspects of life
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Ch 9 Development
2012-03-23 00:45:36
Psychology Vocab

Psychology Vocab
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