It is motivated largely by scientific curiosity.
Findings are used for practical purposes to improve people’s lives.
It deals with answering questions about development throughout the lifespan.
Investigators from a variety of fields collaborate on research projects.
Ensure proper use of research procedures.
Illustrate the ultimate truth regarding human behavior.
Are mere opinions or beliefs.
Guide and give meaning to what we see.
Loss of baby teeth
Stress the contexts that shape development.
Regard development as largely due to nature
Regard development as taking place in stages.
Stress diversity in development.
Static and stable.
Multidimensional and multidirectional.
Continuous, rather than discontinuous.
Largely the result of heredity.
Higher achievement scores.
Launching the normative approach.
Constructing the first successful intelligence test.
Writing the first parenting books.
Conducting child observations and parent interviews.
Acquire increasingly complex information-processing skills.
Confront conflicts between biological drives and social expectations.
Model the behavior of parents and other caregivers.
Actively explore the environment.
Between ages 2 and 6, energy consumption of most cortical regions diminishes to near-adult levels.
The left hemisphere is relatively inactive between 3 and 6 years.
By age 4, most parts of the cerebral cortex have underproduced synapses.
Activity in the right hemisphere increases steadily throughout early and middle childhood for most children.
Failure to distinguish others’ symbolic viewpoints from one’s own.
Belief that inanimate objects have lifelike qualities, such as thoughts, wishes, feelings, and intentions.
Inability to mentally go through a series of steps and then reverse direction, returning to the starting point.
Idea that certain physical characteristics of objects remain the same, even when their outward appearance changes.
The right hemisphere is more important than the left hemisphere
The left hemisphere is more important than the right hemisphere
They are continuing to lateralize
Activity in both hemispheres is slow
Split itself in thirds
Divide itself in half.
Using scripts to tell stories.
Using deliberate mental activities that improve recall.
Using a repetitive communication style.
Thinking about thought.
The ovum is carrying an X chromosome or a Y chromosome.
The sperm fertilizes an X-bearing ovum or a Y-bearing ovum.
The X and Y chromosomes separate into sperm cells or ovum.
An X-bearing sperm or a Y-bearing sperm fertilizes the ovum.
Failure to distinguish others’ symbolic viewpoints from one’s own
Belief that inanimate objects have lifelike qualities.
Most important illogical feature of preoperational thought
Tendency to focus on one aspect of a situation, neglecting other important features.