CNSL 511 Lifespan Midterm Practice 1

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

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