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Developmental Psychology

PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: Mutual Exclusivity, Phoneme, 18 Months
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Language An arbitrary system of symbols and rules that encode meaning for the purposes of communication. Why is it arbitrary - with rare exceptions, words (=symbols) bear no resemblance to their refe...

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PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: Handedness, Sensory Neuron, Proprioception
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Psychomotor Development Motor skills broad range of diverse behaviours: o Gross motor skills involving largemuscle activities, eg: movements of arms, jumping, o Fine motor skills involving more finely tuned movements, eg:...

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PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: Crib Talk, Playtime, Simon Baron-Cohen
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Play and Child Development What is Play? Non-serious activities in which children structure their behaviour in idiosyncratic ways that are not necessarily related to reality. Smith (2010): Different ways o...

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PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: Mirror Test, Personal Pronoun, Autobiographical Memory
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The Development of SelfConcept SelfAwareness An understanding (an internal representation) that oneself exists as a physical and cognisant entity as distinct from others across space and time. Mirror selfrecognition: Gallu...

Psychology
PSYC2002
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PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: John Bowlby, Social Change, Social Identity Theory
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Social Development The acquisition of attitudes, feelings, and behaviours that enable individuals to relate to one another and function appropriately in society. A process that occurs thr...

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PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: Explicit Memory, Exponential Growth, Language Delay
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Cognitive Development II i) Information Processing Approach IP approach invokes computer metaphor to explain cognition - development is the process of expanding capacity (i.e. hardware: memory,...

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PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: 18 Months, Object Permanence, Spatial Memory
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Cognitive Development What is cognitive development? Cognition mental processes that allow humans to understand their environment and respond to it in adaptive ways, eg: attention, memory, executive functions (result in p...

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PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: Eye Tracking, Dishabituation, Ethology
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Perceptual Development Why study perceptual development? Perception = INTERPRETATION of sensory input. Everyone perceives the world differently. Everyone perceives the world diff...

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PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: Prenatal Development, Amniotic Fluid, Pregnancy
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Prenatal Development and Learning Most rapid and dramatic period of change across the lifespan. 3 stages of development 1. Germinal period (zygote) cells dividing and developing (not susceptible to external agents to the ...

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PSYC2002 Study Guide - Final Guide: Quantitative Trait Locus, Twin Study, Natural Experiment
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Biological Foundations Motor Development Genetics and Developmental Psychology There is natural variation in the human population: physical (eye colour), cognitive (IQ), and behavioural (personality). Genetics argues for ...

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