H.D. 101 Chap 1

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H.D. 101 Chap 1
2010-09-09 18:14:08


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  1. Who is considered the founder of the child study movement?
    G. Stanley Hall
  2. ___ effects are a major threat to findings of both logitudinal & cross sectional research
  3. According to the lifespan perspective, development is
    plastic at all ages
  4. Hall & Gesell launched the ____ approach to the field of child development
  5. In stage theories, development is like ___
    climbing a staircase
  6. Microsystem contains elements exposed to on a
    daily basis (school, work, peers, childcare)
  7. Mesosystem
    encompasses connections between microsystems (parent teacher conference, friends going to the movies)
  8. Exosystem
    consists of social settings that do not contain the devloping person, but still affect experiences in immediate settings (religious institutions, or extended family who provide advice)
  9. Macrosystem
    • Outermost level. Cultural values, laws, customs, religion and resources
    • "I as an individual wont have a very big impact on cultural decisions, but as a group I would"
  10. Chronosystem
    • context changes over time
    • (technology was different for my grandparents)
  11. Cohort
    individuals born in the same time period are influenced by a particular set of historical and cultural conditions
  12. Development Theory
    systematic statement of principals and generalizations
  13. Continuity vs Discontinuity
    development of a particular phenomenon, a smooth progression throughout life (continuous) or a series of abrupt shifts (discontinuous)
  14. Psychoanalytic Theories
    development is an active, dynamic process influenced by inborn biological drives, unconscious social and emotional experiences