midtermprep - Ch 1, pg 5 Continuous development vs...

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Ch 1, pg 5 Continuous development vs Discontinuous Continuous is process of gradually augmenting the same types of skills that were there already. Discontinuous is when new & different ways of understanding & responding emerge at specific times in development (continuous is rounded/smooth progression, discontinuous is stepped) Prenatal Conception to birth Infancy & Toddler birth to 2 yrs Early childhood 2 – 6 yrs Middle childhood 6 – 11 yrs Adolescence 11-18 yrs Early Adulthood 18-40 yrs Middle Adulthood 40-65 yrs Late Adulthood 65 yrs – death Pg 9 Resiliance – the ability to adapt effectively in the face of threats to development. Four Broad factors offering protection from stressful life events: 1) Personal Characteristics – temperament is particularly powerful 2) Warm parental relationship 3) Social support outside immediate family – the most consistent Behaviorism & social learning theory have been helpful in treating a
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY psy1000 taught by Professor Cico during the Fall '09 term at Brevard Community College.

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