CNSL 511 Lifespan Midterm Practice 1

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

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