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AP Psych-Development

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Developmental Psychology a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life span
Social Clock the culturally preferred timing of social events such as marriage, parenthood, and retirement
Zygote the fertilized egg; it enters a 2-week period of rapid cell division and develops into an embryo.
Fluid Intelligence our ability to reason speedily and abstractly; tends to decrease during late adulthood
Embryo the developing human organism from about 2 weeks after fertilization through the second month.
Crystallized Intelligence our accumulated knowledge and verbal skills; tends to increase with age
Fetus the developing human organism from 9 weeks after conception to birth
Longitudinal Study research in which the same people are restudied and retested over a long period
Teratogens agents, such as chemicals and viruses, that can reach the embryo or fetus during prenatal development and cause harm
Cross-Sectional Study a study in which people of different ages are compared with one another
Created by: A. Shearer