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Developmental Psychology

by: Glen Hackett

Developmental Psychology PSY 2300

Glen Hackett
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Allison McCormack

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Glen Hackett on Wednesday September 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 2300 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Allison McCormack in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see /class/213055/psy-2300-middle-tennessee-state-university in Psychology (PSYC) at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Date Created: 09/23/15
Important Terms CHAPTER 3 Expanding Brain Synaptogensis Forming of connections between neurons at the synapses Mylenation Formation of fatty layer encasing axons Plasticity Capable of change Eating Re exes Response or action Sucking Re ex Automatic spontaneous sucking movements by newborns Rooting Re ex Newborns automatic response to touch on a cheek Undernutrition Chronic lack of adequate food Stunting Excessively short stature in a child due to inadequate nutrition Cm39ng Colic A baby s frantic continual crying during the first 3 months of life Swaddling Wrapping a baby tightly in a blanket Sleeping Self soothing Children s ability to put themselves back to sleep when they wake up Co sleeping Parent and child share a bed SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 7 The unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant Sight Preferential looking paradigm Research technique used to explore early infant sensory capacities Habituation Predictable loss of interest that develops once a stimulus becomes familiar Depth Perception The ability to see and fear heights Cognition Circular reactions Repetitive action oriented schemas characteristic of babies during sensorimotor stage Primary circular reactions First infant habits during sensorimotor stage Secondary circular reactions Centered on exploring the world around 4 months Tertiary circular reactions Object permanence Understanding objects continue to eXist when we can no longer see them gradually emerges during sensorimotor stage Lan ae Social interactionist View Emphasizes social function and desire to communicate Babbling Alternating vowel and consonant sounds Holophrase First clear evidence of language when babies use a single word to communicate a sentence Telegraphic speech First stage of combining words in infancy CHAPTER 4 Attachment Primary Attachment Figure Closet person in a child s life Proximity seeking behavior Acting to maintain physical contact or to be close to an attachment figure Separation Anxiety Main signal of clear 7 cut attachment around 7 months of age baby becomes upset Stranger Anxiety Baby becomes wary if unfamiliar people and refuses to be held by anyone other than the caregiver Attachment in the making Show slight preference for primary caregiver 2quotd stage of Bowlby Social Referencing baby s practice of monitoring caregiver s expressions for cues on how to behave Securely Attached Ideal attachment response when response is joy at being reunited Insecurely Attached Deviation from normally joyful response to being reunited Avoidant Attachment Standofflsh disengaged Anxious ambivalent Attachment Insecure attachment style characterized by distress and anger Disorganized Attachment Insecure attachment characterized by responses such as freezing or fear Temperament Inbom style of dealing with the world Child Care Family day care Child care Center Erikson s Psychosocial Task Infancy birth to 1 year Basic Trust vs Mistrust Toddlerhood 1 t0 2 years Aut0n0my vs Shame and Doubt Socialization Power Assertion Goodness of Fit


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