AP Psychology Homework
Development (Part II)
- The principle that properties such as mass, volume, and number remain the
same despite changes in the forms of objects. __________________________
- The first menstrual period. _______________________
- An optimal period shortly after birth when an organismís exposure to
certain stimuli or experiences produces proper development.
- A babyís tendency, when touched on the cheek, to open the mouth and
search for the nipple. ____________________ ___________________
- In Piagetís theory, the stage (from birth to about 2 years of age)
during which infants know the world mostly in terms of their sensory
impressions and motor activities. __________________________
- A Concept or framework that organizes and interprets information. It is
the unique way each of us interprets the world around us.
- A sense of oneís identity and personal worth. _______________ -
- Oneís ability to reason speedily and abstractly. It tends to decrease
during late adulthood. __________________ ______________________
- A progressive and irreversible brain disorder characterized by gradual
deterioration of memory, reasoning, language, and, finally, physical
functioning. _______________________ _____________________
- In Piagetís theory, the stage of cognitive development (normally
beginning at about age 12) during which people begin to think logically
abstract concepts. _____________________ ________________________
- The process by which certain animals (typically birds) form attachments
during a critical period very early in life. _____________________
- Non-reproductive sexual characteristics, such as female breasts and hips,
male voice quality, and body hair. _______________________ ________________
- According to Erikson, oneís sense of self. The adolescentís task is to
solidify a sense of self by testing and integrating various roles.
- The developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization
through the second month. _______________________
- Decreasing responsiveness with repeated exposure to stimulation. (Example:
As infants gain familiarity with repeated exposure to a visual stimulus,
their interest wanes and they look away sooner.
- According to Piaget, adapting oneís current understandings (schemas) to
incorporate new information. ___________________________
- All of the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, and
- In Piagetís theory, the inability of the preoperational child to see
things from anotherís point of view. _________________________
- An emotional tie with another person. This is seen in young children by
their seeking closeness to the caregiver and showing distress on separation.