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an infant's response in turning toward the source of touching that occurs anywhere around his or her mouth
the kind of verbal utterances in which words are left out, but the meaning is usually clear
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
inherited tendencies or responses that are displayed by newborn animals when they encounter new 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 in accordance with a set code of conduct
children have the final say; parents are less controlling and have a non punishing, accepting attitude toward children
the process of learning the rules of behavior of the culture within which an individual is born and will live
children's play that involves assuming adult roles, thus enabling the child to experience different points of view
ceremonies or rituals in which an individual is admitted to new status or accepted into a new position
the condition during adolescence in which the growth or maturation of bodily parts is uneven
a process whereby an individual seeks to explain an often unpleasant emotion or behavior in a way that will preserve his or her self-esteem
a period of inner conflict during which adolescents worry intensely about who they are
a serious eating disorder characterized by a fear of gaining weight that results in prolonged self-saturation and dramatic weight loss
a serious eating disorder characterized by compulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative abuse
an oversimplified or distorted generalization about the characteristics of men and women
a set of behaviors organized around how either a male or female should think and behave
decremental model of aging
idea that progressive physical and mental decline are inevitable with age
a condition that destroys a persons's ability to think, remember, relate to others, and care for herself or himself
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