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Life Span Development
The stage of development from conception to birth
the developing human organism
name given to a human embryo after 3 months
An organ that nourishes the embryo and the fetus
Toxic Agents that cross the placenta and result in birth defects
A time when certain internal and external influences have a major effect on development; at other periods, the same influences will have little or no effect
New born babies
The baby's tendency to turn its head when something touches its cheek
The baby's tendency to suck on anything that enters its mouth
Enables the baby to swallow milk and other liquids without choking
The tendency to cling viperously to an adults finger or any to any object placed in their hands
Very young babies take what looks like walking steps if they are held upright with there feet just touching a flat surface
The average ages at which skills are achieved such as movement, grasping, crawling and walking
An awareness that objects continue toe exist even when out of sight
Piaget's Sensory Motor Stage
Birth to 2 years; main activities involve sucking and grasping; must achieve object permanence and mental representations
Piaget's Preoperational Stage
representing things with words and images; use intuitive rather than logical reasoning
Piaget's Concrete-Operational Stage
Children become more flexible in their thinking
Piaget's Formal-operational Stage
Can now think logically and about hypothetical statements, can judge consequences, increases with age.
The tendency in certain species to follow the first moving thing (usually its mother) it sees after it is born or hatched
Sense of independence; a desire to be controlled by others
A child engaged in a recreational activity alone; the earliest form of play
Two children playing side by side at similar activities but playing little or no attention to each other; the earliest kind of social interaction between toddlers
Two or more children engaged in play that requires interaction
A little girl's knowledge hat she is a girl, and a little boy's knowledge that he is a bay
The realization that gender does not change with age
Knowledge of what behavior is appropriate for each gender
The onset of sexual maturation, with accompanying physical development
The first menstrual period
Elkind's term for adolescent's delusion that they are constantly being observed by others.
Elkind's term for adolescent's delusion that they are unique, very important, and invulnerable.
Erickson's term for the development of a stable sense of self necessary to make the transition from dependence on others to dependence on oneself
A period of intense self-examination and decision making; part of the process of identity formation
A time when adults discover they no longer feel fulfilled in their jobs or personal lives and attempt to make a decisive shift in their career or lifestyle.
According to levinson, a process whereby adults assess the past and formulate new goals for the future
The time in a woman's life when menstruation ceases
A neurological disorder, most commonly found in late adulthood, characterized by progressive losses in memory and cognitive and changes in personality.
5 Stages of Dying