CNSL 511 Lifespan Midterm Practice 1

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

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