Development- systematic changes and continuities from conception to death. From
womb to tomb. 1st growth- growth/physical changes that occur from conception to
maturity (called aging).
Aging (+ or -), and neutral changes in organism. Biological
Chapter 13: Intelligence
Lyrics-when you were born, they looked at you and said, what a good girl, what a smart girl
Definitions and theories of intelligence
What is Intelligence? Napoleon Hill- does not matter in brain-what you do. Fitzgerald- the test o
Developmental Psychology Chapter 9 Notes
Language: A form of communication, whether spoke, written, or
signed, that is based on a system of symbols.
Infinite Generativity: The ability to produce an endless number of
meaningful sentences usin
Developmental Psychology Chapter 10 Notes
Emotion: Feeling, or affect, that occurs when a person is engaged in an
interaction that is important to him or her, especially to his or her wellbeing.
Primary Emotions: Emotions that ar
Psychology Development Chapter 6 Notes
Schemes: In Piagets theory, actions or mental representations that organize
Assimilation: Piagetian concept in which children use existing schemes to
incorporate new information.
Developmental Psychology Chapter 11 Notes
Self: All of the characteristics of a person.
Identity: Who a person is, representing a synthesis and integration of
Personality: The enduring personal characteristics of individ
Developmental Psychology Chapter 12 Notes
Gender: The characteristics of people as females or males.
Gender Identity: Involves a sense of ones own gender, including
knowledge, understanding and acceptance of being male or female.
Developmental Psychology Chapter 8 Notes
Intelligence: The ability to solve problems and to adapt to and learn
Mental Age (MA): An individuals level of mental development relative
to that of others.
Intelligence quotient (
Developmental Psychology Chapter 13 Notes
Moral Development: Changes in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
regarding standards of right and wrong.
o Intrapersonal dimension: Regulates a persons activities when he
or she is not engaged in a soc
Chapter Seven Notes
Encoding: The process by which information gets into memory.
Automaticity: The ability to process information with little or no effort.
Strategy construction: Creation of new procedures for processing
Psychology Chapter 5
-Section OneDynamic systems theory: A theory proposed by Esther Thelen that seeks to explain how infants
assemble moto skills for perceiving and acting
Rooting reflex: A newborns built-in reaction that occurs when the infants cheek is
development- the pattern of movement or change that begins at conception and continues
through the human life span.
Natural Selection- the evolutionary process by which those individuals of a species that are
adapted to their environme
Developmental Psychology Chapter 3
Cephalocaudal Pattern- The sequence in which the fastest growth occurs at the top of the
body- the head- with physical growth in size, weight, and feature differentiation gradually
working from top to bottom.
Affects law enforcement officers have on people and the community after the shooting
of a suspect are rather surprising. Which led me to wonder, why do they shoot? Law
enforcement officers are the only people that have the authority to
There is a Quiz posted in Leam.ou.edu for every chapter we cover (Chapters 1-17
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Chapter 23 family: Percy Jackson- the Sea of Monsters, families are messy sometimes. Leo
What is family? There may not be an answer that applies across all cultures and eras- Brady
Historically, psychology has focused on the mother-ch
Death and dying lecture 25 Greys Anatomy- a lot about death. House- when do we die
What is death?
In 1969, Harvard Medical School convened a committee to develop a definition of death
Defined death in terms of brain functioning
o Total brain death: an i
Developmental psycho pathology lecture 24.
How do we distinguish between a normal response to distressing life events and a
Statistical deviance: does the behavior fall outside the normal range of behavior?
Maladaptiveness: does th
Lecture 15 Language acquisition
5 year old niece of best friend
Conversations with small people- I gave one of those chipmunks a big hug. It was a small
big hug. Jewelry sanctuary- that is your jewelry box-exemplifies the fact that children can
Lecture 19: gender roles
Lawrence Summers-President of Harvard, innate differences between men and women.
Biological sex: physical characteristics that define males and females
o Men have larger bones and more muscle mass
o Women have XX
Lecture 21 Morality-doing things in spite of obstacles and dangers.
Morality: the ability to distinguish right from wrong, to act on this distinction, and to experience
pride when we do the right thing and guilt or shame when we do not.
Acting on this dis
Lecture 22 Attraction
Relationships: the quality of our social relationships is related to our sense of well-being and life
Having lots of friends , is less important than having close friends . Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Quality of our social
Physical Development and Health
Principles of growth:
How do we grow?
Cephalocaudal principle- growth occurs in a head to tail direction.
o INFANTS are born with disproportionally large heads
o 1st year of life sees great growth in trunk. Kids that start
Social cognition lecture 20 the one where everyone finds out-Friends, They know that we are
together. But they dont know that we know that they know. Phoebe and Rachel They dont
know that we know they know we know
Theory of mind- how the mind works
The self Lecture 17
Who am I?- The New Yorker. I am a man, former baby, future skeleton, gemini
Self- all the characteristics of a person
o A conceptual system made up of ones thoughts and attitudes about
o Ex: demtri martin, batman-self-concept
Lifespan & Development
Drinking Without Thinking
Drinking while pregnant can be disastrous to the child, along with being dangerous to the
mother. If a mother is consuming alcohol while pregnant she could have