Chapter 1-An Introduction to Child Development

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Chapter 1: An Introduction to Child Development (2-15) Key Terms (4)-Child development: the field that involves the scientific study  of the patterns of growth, change, and stability that occur from  conception through adolescence (5)-Physical development: development involving the body’s  physical makeup, including the brain, nervous system, muscles, and  senses and the need for food, drink, and sleep (5)-Cognitive development: development involving the ways that  growth and change in intellectual capabilities influence a person’s  behavior (5)-Personality development: development involving the ways that  the enduring characteristics that differentiate one person from another  change over the life span (5)-Social development: the way in which individual’s interactions  with others and their social relationships grow, change, and remain  stable over the course of life (8)-Cohort: a group of people born at around the same time in the 
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Unformatted text preview: same place (10)-Continuous change: gradual development in which achievements at one level build on those of previous levels (10)-Discontinuous change: development that occurs in distinct steps or stages, with each stage bringing about behavior that is assumed to be qualitatively different from behavior at earlier stages (10)-Critical period: a specific time during development when a particular event has its greatest consequences (11)-Plasticity: the degree to which a developing behavior or physical structure is modifiable (11)-Sensitive period: a specific time when organisms are particularly susceptible to certain kinds of stimuli in their environment (12)-Maturation: the process of the predetermined unfolding of genetic information Key concepts (6)-Table 1.1 (11)-Table 1.2...
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