Chapter 2-Theoretical Perspectives and Research

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Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives and Research (16-43) Key Terms (18)-Theories: Explanations and predictions concerning  phenomena of interest, providing a framework for understanding the  relationships among an organized set of facts or principles (18)-Psychodynamic perspective: The approach to the study of  development that states behavior is motivated by inner forces, memories,  and conflicts of which a person has little awareness or control (18)-Psychoanalytic theory: The theory proposed by Freud that  suggests that unconscious forces act to determine personality and  behavior (19)-Psychosexual development: A series of stages that children  pass through in which pleasure, or gratification, is focused on a  particular biological function and body part (19)-Psychosocial development: The approach to the study of  development that encompasses changes in the understanding individuals  have of their interactions with others, of others’ behavior, and of  themselves as members of society (21)-Behavioral perspective: The approach to the study of  development that suggests that the keys to understanding development  are observable behavior and outside stimuli in the environment
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(21)-Classical conditioning: A type of learning in which an  organism responds in a particular way to a neutral stimulus that normally  does not bring about that type of response (21)-Operant conditioning: A form of learning in which a 
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