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15 Cards in this Set

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Adaptational Failure
Failure to master or progress in accomplishing developmental milestones
The process of establishing and maintaining an emotional bond with parents or care givers
Developmental Psychopathology
An approach to describing and studying disorders of childhood and adolescence in a manner that emphasizes the importance of developmental processes and tasks
Normal and abnormal developmental changes are abrupt and qualitative
Normal and abnormal developmental changes are gradual and quantitative
Emotion Reactivity
A dimension of emotional processes associated with individual differences in the threshold and intensity of emotional experience
Emotional Regulation
Process by which emotional arousal is redirected, controlled, or modified to be adaptive
The study of the causes of disorders. Considers how biological, psychological, and environmental processes interact
Interdependent or Transaction
Abnormal behavior is determined by both the child and their environment. The process by which the child and the environment interact and contribute to the expression of a disorder
A broad philisophical framework that combines several approaches
Organization of Development
Early patterns of adaptation evolve over time and transform into higher order functions in a structered manner
Sensitive Periods
Windows of time during which environmental influences on development are heightened and provide enhanced learning opportunities
Social Cognition
A construct to describe how people think about themselves in relation to others, and how they solve problems
Social Learning
Interested in both overt behaviors and the role of cognitive mediators that may influence behaviors directly and indirectly
The childs innate reactivity and self-regulation with respect to emotions, activity level, and attention