Developmental Psychology Review

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One of the three major issues in developmental psychology involves the study of
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Personal Stability. (The others are continuity vs. discontinuity and nature vs.nurture)
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When a pregnant woman drinks heavily she puts her unborn child at risk for
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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When Joan touched her infant’s cheek, he turned his head toward the side that was touched and opened his mouth. Joan was eliciting the
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rooting reflex
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Jean Piaget studied how children develop their abilities to think, know, and remember. Together, these abilities are called
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Cognition
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Piaget claimed that children understand the world primarily by observing the effects of their own actions on other people, objects, and events during the ________ stage.
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Sensorimotor
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Chloe can clearly sense when her sister’s teasing is intended to be friendly fun or a hostile put-down. This best illustrates that Chloe has developed a(n)
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Theory of Mind
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Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen has proposed that autism is indicative of an inborn
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Male Systemizing Tendency
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Lilianne is beginning to develop a fear of strangers and will reach for her mother when she sees someone who is unfamiliar. It is likely that Lilianne has also just
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Developed a sense of Object Permanence
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The presence of a secure base and safe haven infants can use when distressed has the greatest effect on the development of which of the following
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Attachment
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Lambs raised in the barn where the cattle are kept tend to stay near the cattle when subsequently placed in open pasture. This best illustrates a process known as
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Imprinting

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