Study Guide #3 - Developmental Psychology PSYC-360 Fall 2010 Test#3 Study Guide A Be able to define or illustrate the following terms secular trend

Study Guide #3 - Developmental Psychology PSYC-360 Fall...

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Developmental Psychology Fall 2010 PSYC-360 Test #3 Study Guide A) Be able to define or illustrate the following terms: secular trend – Change in time of development among adolescence over along period of time. fluid intelligence – The ability to reason abstractly, which begins to decline from middle adulthood on. menarche – first ovulation of a teenage girl creativity – Adulthood: Language is a creative process (Metaphors), Children’s drawings are not creative but stereotyped. True creativity doesn’t start until adolescence. identity crisis – Unsure about who we are or who we want to be and are faced with societies expectation about who we ought to be. crystallized intelligence – Accumulated information and verbal skills, which increase in middle adulthood, but not yet taken on the responsibilities that normal adulthood requires. Living in parents house and no steady income. moratorium – The status of individuals who are in the midst of a crisis, but their commitments are either absent or vaguely defined. emerging adulthood – having left the dependency of childhood and adolescence growth spurt – A period of extreme growth in an adolescent’s early years of puberty the dream – What you want to accomplish as an overall goal in your life. If you didn’t have a goal as a young adult your life will be less fulfilling when you reach middle and late adulthood. mindlessness - describes automatic behavior. Ex. Automaticity and trapped by categories real age (aka biological age) – The age at which your health defines you as. A very healthy person at the age of 25 could have the biological body of an 18 year old. usual vs. successful aging – living healthy can increase your biological expiration date chronic illness – Is a disease that lasts for a longer period of time, usually longer than 3 months. It usually occurs because of dietary, lifestyle, or metabolic factors. relativism – Idea that there are multiple perspectives and you organize facts around one perspective. adolescent egocentrism – includes personal fable and imaginative audience. Teens believe that they are on stage for everyone to watch and that they are the center of attention all the time. 1

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