CNSL 511 Lifespan Midterm Practice 1

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

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