Flashcards in Ch. 9-10 Development And Sexuality Deck (22):
Lifespan of development
From birth to death.
Development doesn't stop until you die.
Nature and Nurture Development
Nature: 23 chromo. From dad and 23 from mom
Nurture: malnutrition, drugs, fetal alcohol syndrome
Your mental representation of something
Boob to bottle
Similar and easier to move to
Boob/bottle to actual food.
Completely different from before.
Piaget's four stages of development
Sensorimotor, pre-operational, concrete operational, formal operational
Sensorimotor: object permanence
Receiving and acting on stimuli (learning how to experience/manipulate objects)
No object permanence
Thinking = external (we don't know if they truly think.
Pre-operational: egocentric language
Thinking becomes more internal
Language: representation of action
Ego-centric: can't think from another person's point of view.
No conservation (blocks rearranged = diff. Amount of blocks to them)
Concrete operational: conservation, concrete concepts
More logical thought
Concrete thinking: no abstract hypotheticals.
Formal operational: abstract concepts, out of the box thinking
Test tube experiment: logical order.
Aging: activity theory
Maintain a healthy activity level and you'll be healthier and happier.
Mental ability steady until around 60
Erikson: ego integrity v. Despair
Male or female
Masculinity and femininity. Not scientific identifier.
Behaviors, attitudes, personality traits designated as masculine or feminine in a certain culture.
Beliefs and expectations regarding gender role.
Gender personality: nurturing v. Assertive
Women are more nurturing
Men are more assertive
Gender cognitive differences
Verbal: reading and writing
Location of objects
Men better at:
Rotating objects (spatial ability)
Men: permissive attitude, greater number of partners, earlier start age than women avg.
Women: opposite findings
Can we trust it? Who did young guys sleep with?
Human sexual response cycle
Hard to measure
Hetero, homo, bi
1-21% of Pop. "Is" homosexual.