CNSL 511 Lifespan Midterm Practice 1

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a theory that explains how infants assemble motor skills for perceiving and acting
any agent that causes a birth defect
term for tasks for children too difficult to master alone without help from someone
a time period characteristic of rapid physical maturation, hormonal and body changes
debate on how much a person's characteristics are stable or can change over time
uses scientific method, one or more factors influence behaviors being studied are manipulated while others remain constant
large muscle activities, like walking
chemical substances excreted through endocrine glands and is carried through the bloodstream
a controlled setting for performing experiments, where real world factors are removed
startle response when sudden noise/movement occurs. Infant arches back, throws head back, flaps out arms and legs, thne rapidly closes them to center of body
the idea that a adolescents experiences are unique or that the adolescent is invincible
a type of dementia characterized by muscle tremors, slow movement and facial paralysis (triggered by deterioration of dopamine-producing neurons in brain)
deterioration of macula in retina, focal center, field of vision, can't see what's right in front of them
a test with uniform procedures of administration and scoring
built in reactions to stimuli
lobe of brain associated with spatial location, attention and motor control
sex glands (testes/ovaries)
reaction that occurs when information interacts with sensory receptors- eyes, ears, tongue, nostrils, and skin
interpretation of sensation
government's course of action designed to the welfare of citizens
sucking what's in one's mouth
a large bundle fibers connecting left and right hemispheres of the brain
inanimate objects that have lifelike qualities capable of action
the degree of association between 2 variables
highest level of frontal lobe that is involved in reasoning, decision making, and self control
person who noted that operant conditioning (the use of punishments/rewards) is evident in the classroom
a style of research that aims to observe and record behavior
characteristics based on cultural heritage, nationality, race, religion, or language
hormone associate with breasts, uterine and skeletal development
the idea that others are as interested in yourself as you are
Person who's stages of development that are disjointed involving a person's ability to overcome an obstacle at each stage for healthy development
lobe of brain associated with vision
Person who's sociocultural cognitive theory that emphasizes how culture and social-interaction guide cognitive development
damage to optical nerve due to pressure from fluid (1% of people in 70s have this)
lobe of brain associated with hearing, language processing, and memory
thickening of lenses of eye (30% of people over 70 have this)
Bandura's theory that behavior, environment, and cognition are key factors in development
a style of research that describes the strength of a relationship between events/characterisics
a research approach that compares individuals at different ages
effects due to a person's time, birth era, generation, but not actual age
characteristics of people as males or females
use existing scheme to incorporate new information
a female's first menstruation is known as
type of psychology with a belief that survival of the fittest wins
the encoding of axons with myelin sheath, which increases speed and efficiency in processing
endocrine gland that controls growth and regulates other glands
adjusting schemes to fit new information or experiences
behavior patterns, beliefs, and all other products of a group that are passed down from generation to generation
lobe of brain associated with voluntary movement, thinking, personality, purpose and intention
reflex when something touches palms, hands close
hormones that stimulate testes/ovaries
ability to integrate information about 2 or more sensory modalities, such as vision and hearing
comparison of one culture with one or more cultures
debate to whether development is influenced by environment or biology
theories that develop as primary unconscious and are heavily colored by emotion. Symbolic working of mind myst be analyzed to understand behavior
observing behavior in real world setting
a disease characterized by the loss of calcium in bones
part of limbic system. the seat of emotions such as anger
the inability to distinguish between self perception and somebody else's
part of brain involved with eating and sexual behavior
hormone associate with growth of genitals, increase in height, voice change
an in depth look at a single individual
prepared childbirth includes special breathing strategy to control pushing and education on details of anatomy and physiology
research study on same individuals over a long period of time (usually a few years)
the idea that a person is the center of attention like being on stage
theory that states that individuals manipulate info, monitor it and strategize about it (memory and thinking are important)
a childbirth method that reduces mother's pain through education and relaxation techniques
a disease characterized by the deterioration of mental functions (deficiency of acetylcholine which plays role in memory)
the absence of growth hormone produced by pituitary gland
actions or mental representations that organize knowledge, according to Piaget

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