psych 1000 chapter 10 - Lifespan Perspective development...

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Chapter 10 terms Adolescence: developmental stage that begins at puberty and continues through adulthood. Alzheimer’s disease: progressive and incurable. Causes widespread degeneration of brain cells which results in dementia. Crystallized Intelligence: verbal ability and accumulated knowledge = increase over lifespan. Dementias: neurological disorders, problems with memory and thinking that affect emotional, social, and physical functioning. Caused by deterioration of the brain. Fluid Intelligence : abstract reasoning and mental flexibility, peak in the 20’s and decline slowly as people age. Identity Crisis: emotional turmoil that teenagers experience when they are drying to develop a personal identity.
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Unformatted text preview: Lifespan Perspective: development changes happen throughout human lifespan and that research is required that fully understand human development Postconventional level: Kohlberg’s highest level of moral reasoning. Involves weighing moral alternatives and realizing that laws may conflict with basic human rights. Preconventional reasoning: Kohlberg’s first level of moral reasoning in which moral reasoning is governed by others rather than by internal standards Psychosocial stages: Erikson’s eight developmental stages that people go through in their lifespan. Each stage is a conflict between the individual and its social environment....
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