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Developmental psychologist study physical, cognitive, and ________ changes throughout the human life cycle.

social

one of the 3 major concern of developmental psychology centers around the issue of

continuity or stages

a teratogen is a(n)

substance that can cross the placental barrier and harm an unborn child.

Darlene smoked heavily during the entire 9 months of her pregnancy. her newborn baby will most likely be

underweight

Mr. Hersch triggered a rooting reflex in his infant son by touching him on the

cheek

from ages 3 to 6, the brain's neural networks are sprouting most rapidly in the

frontal lobes

which of the following represents the correct order of Piaget's stages of cognitive development?

sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational.

One year old Eunice is not overly fearful of strangers but she clearly prefers being held by her mother than by anyone else. Her behavior best illustrates. . .

secure attachment

the McDougals use harsh discipline on their children and demand unquestioning obedience. psychologists are likely to characterized the McDougals as ______ parents.

authoritarian

Adolescence extends from

the beginnings of sexual maturity to independent adulthood

Puberty is most closely related to the onset of

menarche

the ability to think logically about hypothetical situations is indicative of the _______ stage of development.

formal operational

Piaget is to cognitive development as Kohlberg is to ________ development.

moral

According to Erikson, achieving a sense of identity is the special task of the . ..

adolescent

Adolescence is typically a time of

diminishing parental influence and growing peer influence.

a developmental stage between adolescent dependence and responsible adulthood is called. . .

Emerging adulthood

physical abilities such as muscular strength, reaction time, sensory keenness, and cardiac output reach their peak during. . .

early adulthood

fluid intelligence refers most directly to a person's

ability to reason speedily and abstractly.

compared with their counterparts of 40 years ago, American men today are marrying

at an older age and American women are marrying at an older age

Happiness is slightly _______ among young adults than among middle-aged adults and slightly ______ among older adults than among middle-aged adults.

higher: higher

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