Physical and Cognitive Development
Setting the Context
What does middle childhood refer to?
What are the two types of learning challenges that make us different from other
What does all this extra learning explain about our cerebral cortex?
Name: _ Date: _
1. Core disciplines of lifespan development include _ and _.
2. The biological limit of human life, called the _, is about _ years.
3. _ is the term referring to one's income and level of education.
4. Harmonious family and group relations
The definition of "health" includes
-the absence of illness
-mental and social wellbeing
Clean, safe, water and improved sanitation have
control of infectious disease
The greatest threat to life in the 1800s and early 1900
Page: 239 1. Helene tells you that in the nineteenth century, girls menstruated at an average
age of 16. Now some girls reach menarche as early as age 9. Helene is referring to the: Page:
244 2. Statistically speaking, whats the youngest age a child will
how parents nurture and
high on nurture and
discipline, love and family
low on child-centeredness,
few rules, loving, little
Anxiety disorders are defined as psychological disorders characterized by distressing,
persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety.
Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (ab
Study Guide Ch. 4 (17 pts.)
1. Explain and define emotion in your own words.
Natural instinctive state of mind acquiring from ones circumstances, mood, or
relationships with others
2. What are the first emotions humans express?
CHAPTERS 13, 14, AND
BONES, MUSCLES WEAKEN
uses scientific research
methods to study the
changes that occur in human
beings over the course of
Psychologists have two
main ways of studying
Biological vs. Social
perspective on adolescence.
A balanced pont of view
would be from both biological
and social influences.
Puberty (initiated by
Course: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY-121
PSY-121 Sections 1 and 2
Instructor: Patricia Crowe-Rubino
Office: Black Hawk 187, Phone #: 1-319-296-2329 ext. 1126 (emails returned quicker than calls, but I will return your call!)
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feeling or affect that occurs
when a person in a state or
an interaction that is
important to him or her,
especially to their well being;
1) communication with
2) behavioral organization
a smile that does not occ