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formal operational stage
Glossaries - Psychology

final stage in Piaget’s theory of cognitive development; from age 11 and up, children are able to deal with abstract ideas and hypothetical situations

fraternal twins
Glossaries - Psychology

twins who develop from two different eggs fertilized by different sperm, so their genetic material varies the same as in non-twin siblings

frontal lobe
Glossaries - Psychology

part of the cerebral cortex involved in reasoning, motor control, emotion, and language; contains motor cortex

functional fixedness
Glossaries - Psychology

inability to see an object as useful for any other use other than the one for which it was intended

functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
Glossaries - Psychology

MRI that shows changes in metabolic activity over time

Glossaries - Psychology

focused on how mental activities helped an organism adapt to its environment