Ch. 10 Development

Describe these general areas of development: physical, motor, cognitive, social.

What is a teratogen? How does this affect human development?

Describe how the brain grows and develops from infancy through adulthood.

Describe (in general) Piaget’s theory of cognitive development.

Why was Piaget’s theory of cognitive development ground-breaking?

What is conservation?

What is theory of mind?

How do we study attachment? Describe secure and insecure attachment. Can you describe how a baby/child would act under each of the patterns?

What did the Harlow studies demonstrate about parents’ roles?

How did Kohlberg study moral reasoning? What are the 3 levels and the kinds of reasons that people give at each level?

What kinds of physical changes occur at puberty? What are primary and secondary sex characteristics?

Define sex and gender. How are they not the same thing? Define transgender and cisgender.

Define sexual orientation, heterosexual, gay, and lesbian.

What does the research show as being the most likely causes of our sexual orientation? Specifically, describe the research showing the likely causes of a person being gay or lesbian.

What are two forms of adolescent egocentrism? (Be able to provide specific examples.)