Child Growth Exam 3

Ambidextrous
Being able to use both left and right hands
Animistic
The belief that inanimate objects have life like qualities such as thoughts, wishes, feelings and intentions
Corpus Collasom
The large bundle of fibers that connects the two hemispheres of the brain
Categorization
Pre-schoolers store their knowledge into “nests” these are categorized by basic, general , and subcategories.
Cardinality
A principle stating that the lasst number in a counting sequence indicates the quanitity of intems in a set
Cerebellum
Aids in balance and body control and contributes to dramatic gains in motor development.
Deprivation Dwarfism
Preschoolers that live in stressful homes are smaller than others because they do not get enough attention
Empathy
The ability to understant another’s emotional state and freel with that person or respond emotionally in a similar way
egocentric
The inability to distinguish the symbolic viewpoints of others from ones own
Episodic Memory
Memory for everyday experiences
Functional Play
A type of play involving pleasurable motor activity with or without objects Enables infants and toddlers to practice sensorimotor schemes
Growth Hormone
Comes from the pituitary gland and is necessary for growth.
Lateralization
Specialization of functions in the two hemispheres of the cerebral cortex
Make Believe Play
Type of play where children pretend acting out everyday and imaginary activities
Initiative
Spirited ambitious and and enterprising
Ordinality
A principle specifying order more than and less than relationships between quanities
Self Concept
The set of attributes abilities attitudes and values that an individual believes defines who he or she is
Self Esteem
The aspect of self concept that involves judgements about ones own worth and the feelings associated with those judgements
Sympathy
Feelings of concern for anothers plight
Scripts
General discriptions of what occus and whn it occurs in a particular situation A basic means through which children organzie and interpret repeated events
reticular formation
a brain strunctue that maintains alertness and consciousness
TSH
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone needed for nerve cell development in the brain

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