CNSL 511 Lifespan Midterm Practice 1

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

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