child development <3

  1. development
    the progressive physical and psycological changes an organish undergoes from conception until death.
  2. psycology
    scientific study of (gene-brain) behavior- environment interactions.
  3. scientific method
    strategy for understanding nature/world.

    • :involves gathering information making:
    • -observations, collecting data, beliefs are not facts but opionionated.

    goal: accurately/objectively describe and explain the progressive physical and psychological changes.
  4. gene (unit heritance)
    composed of a sequence of chemical compounds (nucleotides) that specify the structure and production of a protein.
  5. brain (organ of thought)
    composed of neurons, specialized ells that thrnsmit and receive implusus.

    brain processes interpet/correlate stimulation received from the sense organs, initiate motor impluses, and supervise and coordnate the activity of the entire nervous system

    ex. breathing, heartrate
  6. behavior
    everything an organism's do; anything a dead person cant do.

    • ex. thinking, feeling, acting.
    • (if a dead person can do it, its not behavior)
  7. environment
    • everything that has an effect on a organism
    • (antecedents and consequences, proximal and distal)
  8. 1.reductionism

    2. antireductionism
    • 1. - biology influences (order of the words, grammer)
    • 2. analyzing on a scale that is most applicable for the area of study
  9. phylogenetic

    direct line of desent within a group, one of the usually primary divisions of the animal kingdom.

    ex. natural selection
  10. ontogenetic

    onto- organism
    • learning during an organisms lifetime.
    • change in behavior due to learning

    ex. cat pushing a dog
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