Ch 4 - Developing Through the Lifespan

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1 1 Developing Through the Life Span Chapter 4 2 Outline •P r e n a t a l Development and the Newborn •I n f a n c y and Childhood • Adolescence • Adulthood • Reflections on Two Major Developmental Trends 3 Chapter Objectives 1. State the three areas of change that developmental psychologists study, and identify the three major issues in developmental psychology. 2. Describe the union of sperm and egg at conception. 3. Define zygote, embryo, and fetus, and explain how teratogens can affect development. 4. Describe some abilities of the newborn, and explain how researchers use habituation to assess infant sensory and cognitive abilities. 5. Describe some developmental changes in a child’s brain, and explain why maturation accounts for many of our similarities. 6. Outline four events in the motor development sequence from birth to toddlerhood, and
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2 4 Chapter Objectives Cnt 13. Discuss the effects of nourishment, body contact, and familiarity on infant social attachment. 14. Contrast secure and insecure attachment, and discuss the roles of parents and infants in the development of attachment and an infant’s feelings of basic trust. 15. Assess the impact of parental neglect, family disruption, and daycare on attachment patterns and development. 16. Trace the onset and development of children’s self-concept. 17. Define adolescence . 18. Describe three parenting styles, and offer three potential explanations for the link between authoritative parenting and social competence. 19. Identify the major physical changes during adolescence. 20. Describe the changes in reasoning abilities that Piaget called formal operations. 21. Discuss moral development from the perspectives of moral thinking, moral feeling, and moral action. 22. Identify Erikson’s eight stages of psychosocial development and their accompanying issues. 23. Explain how the search for identity affects us during adolescence, and discuss how forming an identity prepares us for intimacy. 5 Chapter Objectives Cnt 24. Contrast parental and peer influences during adolescence. 25. Discuss the characteristics of emerging adulthood.
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Petergraf during the Fall '09 term at The University of British Columbia.

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