AP Psychology Homework
Development (Part II)

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  1. The principle that properties such as mass, volume, and number remain the same despite changes in the forms of objects. __________________________

  2. The first menstrual period. _______________________

  3. An optimal period shortly after birth when an organismís exposure to certain stimuli or experiences produces proper development. __________________ ________________________

  4. A babyís tendency, when touched on the cheek, to open the mouth and search for the nipple. ____________________ ___________________

  5. 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. __________________________ __________________

  6. A Concept or framework that organizes and interprets information. It is the unique way each of us interprets the world around us. ____________________

  7. A sense of oneís identity and personal worth. _______________ - ____________

  8. Oneís ability to reason speedily and abstractly. It tends to decrease during late adulthood. __________________ ______________________

  9. A progressive and irreversible brain disorder characterized by gradual deterioration of memory, reasoning, language, and, finally, physical functioning. _______________________ _____________________

  10. In Piagetís theory, the stage of cognitive development (normally beginning at about age 12) during which people begin to think logically abstract concepts. _____________________ ________________________ ______________

  11. The process by which certain animals (typically birds) form attachments during a critical period very early in life. _____________________

  12. Non-reproductive sexual characteristics, such as female breasts and hips, male voice quality, and body hair. _______________________ ________________ ______________________

  13. According to Erikson, oneís sense of self. The adolescentís task is to solidify a sense of self by testing and integrating various roles. _____________________

  14. The developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization through the second month. _______________________

  15. 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. _______________________________

  16. According to Piaget, adapting oneís current understandings (schemas) to incorporate new information. ___________________________

  17. All of the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, and remembering. _______________________

  18. In Piagetís theory, the inability of the preoperational child to see things from anotherís point of view. _________________________

  19. An emotional tie with another person. This is seen in young children by their seeking closeness to the caregiver and showing distress on separation. __________________________

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