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life span development

includes growth and decline in skills and processes

adult development

has just recently been studied is the belief that few changes occur in adulthood

paul baltes

no one age group dominates development

life span approach

teaches that development is lifelong

traditional approach

development is emphasized in birth through adolescents

contextual development

development within a setting, kids typically begin school at age 5

adulthood and old age

are characterized by slowing growth with an increase in maintenance and regulation


age which cognitive processes are developing


biological, cognitive and socioemotional processes are

age irrelevant

our society is becoming? people deal with issues at varying ages


reactive attachment disorder aligns with the development issue of?

unconscious mind

according to psychoanalytic theory development depends on the ?

psychoanalytic theory

if a mother stops breast feeding before the child is ready, a fixation at the oral stage is likely to occur


age at which initiative vs guilt occurs; erickson


who believed children construct their own view of the world


vygotsky is what kind of theorist?

b f skinner

identify the environmental conditions that are triggering and maintaining this behavior and then change them

behavioral and social cognitive

theories that their focus is on environmental influences on behavior


infants raised in orphangages may not develop a secure attachment. life span development will not be optimal

case study

life history results

experimental method

studying the effects of a medication on subjects

behavior genetics

influence of heredity and environment

evocative genotype

a happy and cooperative baby reveives attention and nurturing in return

fast growth first

cephalocaudal growth patters shows the brain has

cerebral cortex

part of the brain that is responsible for 80 % of the brains volume and ciritcal to perception, thinking and language

impulsive and emotional

adolescents can be.... which is linked to immature development of the brains prefrontal cortex

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