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  1. Alzheimer's Disease
  2. Teratogens
  3. Intimacy
  4. Sensorimotor Stage
  5. Formal Operational Stage
  1. a in Erikson's theory, the ability to form close, loving relationships; a primary developmental task in late adolescence and early adulthood
  2. b agents, such as chemicals and viruses, that can reach the embryo or fetus during prenatal development and cause harm
  3. c a progressive and irreversible brain disorder characterized by gradual deterioration of memory, reasoning, language, and, finally, physical functioning
  4. d in Piaget's theory, the stage of cognitive development (normally beginning about age 12) during which people begin to think logically about abstract concepts
  5. e in Piaget's theory, the stage (from birth to about 2 years of age) during which infants know the world mostly in terms of their sensory impressions and motor activities

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo
  2. physical and cognitive abnormalities in children caused by a pregnant woman's heavy drinking. In severe cases, symptoms include noticeable facial misproportions.
  3. the developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth
  4. a disorder that appears in childhood and is marked by deficient communication, social interaction, and understanding of others' states of mind
  5. decreasing responsiveness with repeated stimulation

5 True/False Questions

  1. Object Permanencethe transition period from childhood to adulthood, extending from puberty to independence


  2. Cross-Sectional Studya study in which people of different ages are compared with one another


  3. Critical Periodan optimal period shortly after birth when an organism's exposure to certain stimuli or experiences produces proper development


  4. Conservationall the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating


  5. Secondary Sex Characteristicsnon reproductive sexual characteristics, such as female breasts and hips, male voice quality, and body hair


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