The study of changes that occur as an individual matures.
An infant's clinging response to a touch on the palm of his or her hand
An infant's response in turning toward the source of touching that occurs anywhere around his or her mouth.
The internally programmed growth of a child.
The kind of verbal utterances in which words are left out, but the meaning is usually clear.
A conceptual framework a person uses to make sense of the world.
The process of fitting objects and experiences into one's schemas.
The adjustment of one's schemas to include newly observed events and experiences.
A child's realization that an object exists even when he or she cannot see or touch it.
The intellectual ability of a child to picture something in his or her mind.
The principle that given quantity does not change when its appearance is changed.
A young child's inability to understand another person's perspective.
Inherited tendencies or responses that are displayed by newborn animals when they encounter stimuli in their environment.
A specific time in development when certain skills or abilities are most easily learned.
Parents attempt to control, shape, and evaluate the behavior and attitudes of children and adolescents in accordance with a set code of conduct.
children and adolescents participate in decisions affecting their lives.
Children and adolescents have the final say; parents are less controlling and have a nonpunishing, accepting attitude toward children.
The process of learning the rules of behavior of the culture within which an individual is born and will live.
The process by which a child adopts the values and principles of the same-sex parent.
The process of redirecting sexual impulses into learning tasks.
Children's play that involves assuming adult roles, thus enabling the child to experience different points of view.
developmental psychologist who developed 4 stages of cognitive development and demonstrated that intelligence develops as children grow
developed 6 stages of moral development
Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
1 - egocentric, 2 - relativist, 3 - good boy, 4 - law and order, 5 - social contract, 6 - universal ethics
common reaction among infants when the mother is absent
created the Strand Situation to measure attachment in children
"developed a theory of Psychosocial Development that focused on the ""crises"" we face from infancy to old age"