CNSL 511 Lifespan Midterm Practice 1

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

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