Definition of Sensitive period
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Sensitive period Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Significant Concepts in Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory
A developmental period of heightened vulnerability or sensitivity to the effects of perceived parental rejection, probably from about 18 months up to about adolescence. (See personality subtheory)Contributed by the RONALD AND NANCY ROHNER CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF PARENTAL ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION
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In developmental psychology and developmental biology, a critical period is a maturational stage in the lifespan of an organism during which the nervous system is especially sensitive to certain environmental stimuli. If, for some reason, the organism does not receive the appropriate stimulus during this "critical period" to learn a given skill or trait, it may be difficult, ultimately less successful, or even impossible, to develop some functions later in life. Functions that are indispensable to an organism's survival, such as vision, are particularly likely to develop during critical periods.
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