400 Journal (Ap Psychology)

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Term | Definition or Description | How will you remember? (examples from your life or books, articles, tv, etc or you can put the definition in your own words) | human development | the scientific study of the changes that occur in people as they age from conception until death | changes that occur in people as they age | longitudinal design | research design in which one participant or group of participants is studied over a long period of time | group of participants is studied over a long period of time | cross-sectional design | research design in which several different age-groups of participants are studied at one particular point in time | different age-groups of participants are studied at one particular point in…show more content…
hrough experiences | sensorimotor stage | Piaget's first stage of cognitive development in which the infant uses its senses and motor abilities to interact with objects in the environment | Piaget's first stage of cognitive development | object permanence | the knowledge that an object exists even when it is not in sight | not in sight | preoperational stage | Piaget's second stage of cognitive development in which the preschool child learns to use language as a means of exploring the world | Piaget's second stage of cognitive development in which the preschool | egocentrism | the inability to see the world through anyone else's eyes | inability to see the world through anyone else's eyes | centration | in Piaget's theory, the tendency of a young child to focus only on one feature of an object while ignoring other relevant features | the tendency of a young child to focus only on one | conservation | in Piaget's theory, the ability to understand that simply changing the appearance of an object does not change the object's nature | the ability to understand that simply changing the appearance of an object | irreversibility | in Piaget's theory, the inability of the young child to mentally reverse an action | the inability of the young child to mentally | concrete operations stage | third stage of cognitive development in which the school-age child becomes capable of logical though processes but is not yet capable of abstract
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