Psych 250 Book Notes - Psychology Book Notes Chapter 1:...

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Psychology Book Notes Chapter 1: Introduction - science of human development: the science that seeks to understand how and why people of all ages and circumstances change or remain the same over time - -dynamic systems theory: a view of human development as an ongoing, ever changing interaction between the physical and emotional being and between the person and every aspect of his or her environment, including the family and society - life-span perspective: an approach to the study of human development that takes into account all phases of life not just childhood or adulthood - ecological systems approach: the view that in the study of human development, the person should be considered in all the contexts and interactions that constitute a life - cohort: a group defined by the shared age of its members each cohort was born at about the same time and moves through life together, experiencing the same historical events and cultural shifts - socioeconomic status: a person’s position in society as determined by income, wealth, occupation, education, and place of residence - mirror neurons: cells in an observer’s brain that respond to an action performed
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course PSYCH 250 taught by Professor Ward during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Psych 250 Book Notes - Psychology Book Notes Chapter 1:...

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