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Developmental Psychology Chapters 3-4 Vocabulary

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  • Q1
    The sequence in which the earliest growth always overs at the top-the head- with physical growth in size, weight, and feature differentiation gradually working from top to bottom
    Cephalocaudal pattern
  • Q2
    The sequence in which growth starts at the center of the body and moves toward the extremities
    Proximodistal pattern
  • Q3
    A condition that occurs when and infant stops breathing, usually during the night, and suddenly dies without an apparent cause
    Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Q4
    Motor skills that involve large-muscle activities, such as walking
    Gross motor skills
  • Q5
    Motor skills that involve more finely tuned movements, such as finger dexterity
    Fine motor skills
  • Q6
    The product of the interaction between information and the sensory receptors-the eyes, eats, tongue, nostrils, and skin
  • Q7
    The interpretation of what is sensed
  • Q8
    A method developed by Fanta to determine whether infants can distinguish one stimulus from another by measuring the length of time they attend to different stimuli
    Visual preference method
  • Q9
    Decreased responsiveness t a stimulus after repeated presentations of the stimulus
  • Q10
    Recovery of a habituated response after a change in stimulation
  • Q11
    The first of Piaget's stages, which lasts from birth to about 2 years of age; during this stage, infants construct an understanding of the world by coordinating sensory experiences with motor actions
    Sensorimotor stage
  • Q12
    This term is used to describe the tendency of infants to reach where an object was located earlier rather than where the object was last hidden
    A-not-B error
  • Q13
    The focusing of mental resources on select information
  • Q14
    Process that occurs when (1) individuals focus on the same object and track each other's behavior, (2) one individual directs another's attention, and (3) reciprocal interaction takes place
    Joint attention
  • Q15
    Imitation that occurs after a delay of hours or days
    Deferred imitation

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