Unit 11 Objectives
1. Define, contrast, and give examples of Bronfenbrenners levels of systems.
- Microsystem: the smallest units functioning as complete systems (the family
the school and the childs peer group are the three examples
Unit 10 Objectives
1, Describe the aspects of the social definition of aggression and explain the difficulty
with using assessing intentionality.
- Aggression is a social (not psychological term). Characteristics are normal
Unit 9 Objectives
Social and Emotional Development
1. Use the four-term contingency to describe social interactions between two people.
Social transactions make one persons behavior functions as discriminative or
reinforcing stimuli for another
Unit 8 Objectives
Personality & The Self
1. Describe Galens view of personality (including the four humors and their
Personality was due to biology fluids of the body called humors (blood, phlegm,
yellow bile or black bil
Unit 7 Objectives
Development of Communication
1. Explain the psycholinguistics view of language including linguistic competence.
Psycholinguists emphasize structure, and see language as a system of symbols.
They start by focusing on the word or
Unit 6 Objectives
1. Define cognition. Explain the behavioral approach to cognition and cognitive
development as behavior. Identify and explain the 3 classes of cognitive behavior.
Cognition: the act or process of knowing-
Unit 5 Objectives
Operant Learning Chapter 6
1. Define and give examples of a contingency.
Contingency: a dependent relationship (expressible using and if-then statement)
-consequence is contingent on the response, and the consequence depends on the
Unit 4 Objectives
1. Compare and contrast learning and natural selection. Describe them both as
selection processes. Describe the three conditions necessary for learning to be
Learning: involves relatively perma
Unit 3 Objectives
Pre- and Neonatal
1. Identify and describe the
Zygote: the fertilized ovum (marks the beginning of the germinal period)
Morula: when the zygote reaches 32 cells large (the cells are undifferentiated at
Unit 2 Objectives
1. Define and identify genome, genes, alleles, chromosomes, zygote, gametes.
Genome: genetic code Identifies genes responsible for physical human traits
(and how to identify those that contribute to diseases)
1.) World views are significant because they influence our interpretation of data as well
as the kind/ type of data that is collected
*Mechanistic model: behavior is passive and changes as a result of external
influences (continuous change)