AP Psychology Homework
The Developing Person (Part I)

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  1. Physical and cognitive abnormalities in children caused by a pregnant womanís drinking. In severe cases, symptoms include noticeable facial disproportions. __________________ ______________________ ________________

  2. In Eriksonís theory, the ability to form close, loving relationships; a primary developmental task in late adolescence and early adulthood. ___________________

  3. Oneís accumulated knowledge and verbal skills. It tends to increase with age. _______________________ ___________________

  4. The period of sexual maturation, during which a person becomes capable of reproducing. _________________________

  5. The body structures (ovaries, testes, and external genitalia) that make sexual reproduction possible. _________________ _________________ ________________________

  6. Research in which the same people are restudied and retested over a long period. ________________________ ___________________

  7. The transition period from childhood to adulthood. _____________________

  8. In Piagetís theory, the stage (from about age 2-7) during which a child learns to use language but does not yet comprehend the mental operations of concrete logic. _____________________________ __________________

  9. According to Erikson, a sense that the world is predictable and trustworthy; said to be formed during infancy by appropriate experiences with responsive caregivers. __________________ ___________________

  10. The fertilized egg. It enters a 2-week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo. _________________________

  11. According to Piaget, the interpretation of oneís new experiences in terms of oneís existing schemas. _________________________________

  12. The fear of strangers that infants commonly display, beginning by about 8 months of age. ____________________ _______________________

  13. The biological growth process relatively uninfluenced by experience or environment. _________________________________

  14. The awareness that things continue to exist even when we cannot see them. ___________________________ _______________________

  15. Agents, such as chemicals and viruses that can reach the embryo or fetus during prenatal development and cause harm. _________________________

  16. The time of natural cessation of menstruation. It also refers to the biological changes a woman experiences as her ability to reproduce declines. ________________________

  17. A study in which people of different ages are compared with one another. _____________________________ ____________________

  18. The branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social changes throughout the life span. ______________________ ____________________

  19. In Piagetís theory, the stage of cognitive development (from about 6 to 11 years of age) during which children gain the mental operations that enable them to think logically about concrete events. _____________________ ___________________ ___________________

  20. The developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth. ________________

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