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PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Week 7

by: Samantha Fore

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Week 7 PSYC 101

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Samantha Fore
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These notes cover week 7 (Chapter 8) of an introduction to psychology course.
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Psychology, PSYC 101, Psych 101, Intro to Psychology, Introduction to Psychology
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Date Created: 12/28/15
Chapter 8  Nature­ person’s biological inheritance, especially from genes  Nurture­ individual’s environmental and social experiences  Resilience­ person’s ability to recover or adapt to difficult times  Physical process­ involve changes in an individual’s biological nature  Cognitive process­ involve changes in one’s thought, intelligence, and language   Socioemotional process­ involve changes in one’s relationships with other people,  changes in emotions and personality  Zygote to fetus­ germinal period (weeks 1 and 2), embryonic period (weeks 3­8), and  fetal period (months 2­9)  Teratogen­ agent that can penetrate the protections of the mother and cause birth defects;  can include nicotine, heroin, alcohol, rubella, HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases  Preterm infant­ born before full term  Newborns are genetically wired with reflexes like sucking, swallowing, coughing,  blinking, and yawning.  Preferential looking technique­ helps assess abilities of infants before they can  communicate with language  Physical development of infancy­ branching of dendrites, myelination  Physical development of childhood­ increase in synaptic connections, pruning of unused  neural connections, rapid growth in frontal lobe areas  Physical development of adolescence­ period spanning between childhood to adulthood;  begin 10­12 and ends 18­21; brain changes in the development of amygdala and  prefrontal cortex  Physical development of adulthood­ peak physical development in the 20s; changes in  40s or 50s involve appearance   Cellular­clock theory­ as we age, our cells become less capable of dividing  Free­radical theory­ people age because unstable oxygen molecules are produced inside  our cells  Hormonal stress theory­ aging in the body’s hormonal system can have lower resistance  to stress  Piaget’s assimilation­ occurs when individuals incorporate new info into existing  knowledge  Piaget’s accommodation­ occurs when one adjusts their schemas to new info  Piaget’s sensorimotor stage­ lasts from birth to 2 years; construct an understanding of the  world by coordinating sensory experience  Piaget’s object permanence­ understanding that objects continue to exist even when they  can’t be seen, heard, or touched  Piaget’s preoperational stage­ 2­7 years of age; begin of symbolic thinking; inability to  perform operations; egocentric and intuitive thinking  Piaget’s concrete operational stage­ 7­11 years of age; involves using operations; better to reason in multiple dimensions   Piaget’s formal operational stage­ 11­15 years of age; thinking is abstract and logical;  becomes idealistic; uses hypothetical­deductive reasoning  Ballillargeon’s alternative view of object permanence documented that infants as young  as 3 months know that objects exist when hidden  Vygotsky’s cognitive development in cultural context recognized that cognitive  development is an interpersonal process  Revisionist­ views adolescent and adult cognition; involves the beliefs that one is unique  and invincible and others are preoccupied with the adolescent as her or she is  Socioemotional development in infancy­ temperament (one’s behavior style and how one responds) and attachment (close emotional bond between infant and his/her caregiver)  Socioemotional development in infancy and childhood­ authoritarian, authoritative,  permissive, and neglectful  Humans have 46 chromosomes in pairs­ 2 x chromosomes (female) and x & y  chromosomes (male)  Gender schema­ mental framework for understanding what it means to be male or female  in one’s culture; children acquire though social world  Gender roles­ involve expectations for how females and males should think, act, and feel  Kohlberg’s preconventional stage­ based on consequences of a behavior and on  punishments or rewards from external world  Kohlberg’s conventional stage­ abiding by parental or social standards  Kohlberg’s postconventional stage­ recognizes alternative moral courses, explorations,  and develops personal moral code   Terror management theory­ says that our attitudes towards death awareness creates the  potential for overwhelming terros  Kubler Ross’s Stages of Dying­ denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance  Bonanno’s Theory of Grieving­ resilience, recovery, chronic dysfunction, and delayed  grief or trauma 


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