What is emotion and what is its purpose?
Emotion is characterized by physiological responses such as, change in heart rate, pupils
dilating; Subjective feelings i.e. the feeling of fear; Cognitions of feelings the ability to
Spatial Cognition and Navigation: Getting from Here to There How do you find a place you've never been before? Novel route finding Not hard if you are going where you can see What strategies could you use? Need to know where you are, how far away it is, w
Chapter 1: Neurotransmitters: chemicals involved in communication among brain cells. Effortful attention: analysis of the mechanisms of developmental change involves the rosle of brain activity, genes, and learning experiences in the development of effort
Chapter 5: Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in Infancy Active child theme is vividly embodied by infants' eager exploration of their environment. Continuity/discontinuity comes up repeatedly in research that addresses the relation between behavior and developm
Chapter 6: Development of Language and Symbol Use Caroline Kirkby
Symbol Systems for representing our thoughts, feelings, and knowledge and for communicating them to other people Expands our cognitive and communicative power It frees us from present Socio
What are the theories of moral judgment?
Piagets and Kohlbergs
Morality of constraints (5-7)
Transition period (7-10)
Autonomous morality (11-12)
Punishment and obedience orientation fear of punishment
The Hidden Agenda
Someone enters into a McDonalds restaurant to order their son a happy meal.
Unconsciously the person asks for a boy toy. Then leaves the store with a happy meal for
their son. The toy which was described as a boy toy, was probably wrappe
Developmental Psychology Vocabulary Chapter 1: Intro Reliability- the degree to which indepnet measurements of a given behavior are consistent. Interrater reliability- the amount of agreement in the observations of different raters who witnesss the same b
Chapter 4 Developmental Psych
Topic Types of theoretical perspectives on cognitive development Piaget's theory Notes 1. Piagetian (Nature-nurture, continuity/discontinuity, the active child) 2. Information processing (nature-nurture, how change occurs) 3.
Chapter 7: Conceptual Development
Concepts General ideas that organize objects, events, qualities, or relations of the basis of some similarity Infinite ways in which objects can be similar, ie. Shapes, sizes, material, tastes, colors, function, etc. Conc