Chapter 4: Anxiety Disorders
1. What are the anxiety disorders? How common are anxiety disorders?
A disorder marked by persistent and excessive feelings of anxiety and
worry about numerous events and activities.
Generalized anxiety disorder
Sex vs. gender
Same or different?
Hormones: testosterone, estrogen
Primary vs. secondary sex characteristics
Developmental psychologys major issues
Nature vs. nurture
Gradual/continuous vs. stages
Stability vs. change
Genome, chromosomes, DNA, genes
Gene x environment interaction
Nominal (and some Ordinal) data
Frequencies of categories: how many participants fall
into a category
Comparing observed proportions (sample) to
expected proportions (population)
How does this look in a research publication?
Bivariate correlations show covariance.
But not temporal precedencenot sure which
variable came first
Solution: longitudinal designs
And not internal validityno
All about relationships
How do two things vary together?
Can one predict the other?
When used for prediction:
Predictor (X) and Criterion (Y) Variables
Introduction to Simple
Chapter 10, Part 1
Example 1: Seeing Red
The effect of the color red on performance
Example 1: Seeing Red
Replicating the effect of the color red on performance
Example 2: Eating Pasta
The effect of serving bowl size on
Article Worksheet #1: Stansbury and Munro (2013)
Gaming in the Classroom: An Innovative Way to Teach Factorial Designs
The researchers used two independent variables to test their primary hypothesis.
a. Describe each level of IV1.
IV1: Instructional Condi
General Study Guide
Physical changes in childhood* (Brain and motor development)
Cognitive development in childhood
Language development in early childhood
Emotional expression and regulation in childhood
Test 4 General Study Guide
Changes in middle adulthood :
o Midlife/ Midlife crisis
o Social/ cultural
o Brain/ neural
Changes in late adulthood:
o Social/ cultural
o Brain/ neural
Test 3-General study guide
Changes involved in puberty
o Adolescence pregnancy
o Physical maturation
o Hormonal changes
o Brain development
o Sexual behavior
o Substance use/abuse
Adolescence health problems
o Anorexia nervosa
o Bulimia nervosa
Chpt 13 Due to people living longer, middle age is starting 40 and lasting 65.
Age identity tends to be Younger than chronological age in middle adulthood.
Eriksons 7th stage begins in middle adulthood: generativity versus stagnation
Individuals lose hei
The differences between the phantastica and deliriants in effects and structure
Phantastica- Primarily alter perception and leave the ability to communicate intact
-Indole Hallucinogens = Group of hallucinogens that contain an indole nucleus
Test 1-Study Guide
Be able to identify/summarize/apply:
Main theories of human development
Features of a life-span perspective on development
Features of the evolutionary perspective of life-span development
Interaction of heredity and envi
1. List few examples of Joe modeling his father.
He has difficulty finding important things because he does not put them where they belong;
something he has seen is father do. Joe also tries to defect punishment by attempting to charm his
mother or making
Case Study 3
1. If one considers Brian's serving in Iraq as an attitude, what would be some of the sentiments
and ergs that motivated this behavior?
Brian serving in Iraq was motivated by his choice of profession (sentiment). Being in the
Georgia State University
The visual medium that I decided to reflect upon was the animated film Zootopia.
Although upon first glance it seems to just be another childrens film with a cute plot centere
Case Study 4
1. How did Katharines self-concept differ from her ideal self before her experience with her
support group? What does this imply about her mental health, according to Rogerss theory?
Katharine is described as a childless divorced secretary. H
Hartz, I., Skurtveit, S., Steffenak, A. M., Karlstad, ., & Handal, M. (2016). Psychotropic drug
use among 017 year olds during 20042014: A nationwide prescription database study.
The article that I c
DSM Diagnosis Evaluation
Schizophrenia is chronic brain disorder that ails one percent of the worlds population
and continues to be diagnosed in approximately 200,000 more individuals each year. Criteria for
diagnosis of Schizophrenia include;
Case Study 2 Jung
1. What is Marks attitude, according to Jungian theory? Provide evidence for your answer.
Mark displays the attitude of an extrovert. From the case study we learn that Mark is
described as being a happy and outgoing person. Being acknowl
A therapist who uses. eclectic
Which therapist free association.Freud
Free association. un-sensored reporting of thoughts that come to mind
The interpretation of dreams.psychoanalysis
Carl rogers is known for the development
Review Sheet for Exam #1
The science of human development
Five basic steps of The Scientific method
The nature-nurture debate what is nature? What is nurture?
Critical (a particular type of development MUST happe
Ability to control when and how emotions are expressed
Possibly due to connections between limbic system and
Most important psychosocial accomplishment between
ages 2 and 6
Three main periods of prenatal development
Germinal Period (1st two weeks after conception):
Rapid cell division and beginning of cell
Embryonic Period (3rd through 8th week): Basic
forms of all body structures develop
Piagets term for the way infants thinkby using their
senses and motor skillsduring the first period of
Infants are active learners.
Adaptation is the core of intelligence.