DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE EXAM 1 REV. FALL 2007

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DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE Exam 1 Review Ch. 1. This chapter is a general overview of Life-Span Psychology. It includes such areas as Conceptions of Age (Chronological, Biological, Psychological, Social), Processes of Development (Biological, Cognitive, Socioemotional) etc. Don’t be concerned with the Appendix in Ch. 1. (Careers in Life-Span Psychology). Development – the pattern of change that begins at conception and continues through the life span. Most development involves growth, although it also includes decline brought on by aging and dying. Plasticity means the capacity for change Chronological # of years elapsed since birth Biological/functional – gray hair the way you look Psychological – person reacting to how old they are Social aging – how society feels social expectations. Processes of development Biological processes produce changes in an individuals physical nature. Genes inherited from parents the development of the brain, height and weight gains changes in motor skills, the hormonal changes of puberty, and cardiovascular decline all reflect the role of biological processes in development. Cognitive processes refer to changes in the individuals thought, intelligence, and language. Watching a colorful mobile swinging above the crib, putting together a two-word sentence, memorizing a poem, imaging what it would be like to be a movie star, and solving a cross-word puzzle all involve cognitive processes Socioemotional processes involve changes in the individuals relationships with other people, changes in emotions and changes in personality. An infant smile in response to her mothers touch. Ch. 2. The primary focus in this chapter is Theories of Development. Know the major
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2008 for the course PSYC 227 taught by Professor Daniele during the Spring '08 term at Bridgewater State University.

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