Developmental Psychology Midterm Quiz Chapters 1-5

35 Questions  I  By Quiomara on October 25, 2009
review of ch 1 and 2 then more extensive questions on chapters 3-5. Questions are from the book human development, eleventh edition by Diane papalia, Sally wendkos-olds, Ruth duskin-feldman.

  
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1.  The concept of a lifelong process of development that can be studied scientifically is known as what?
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2.  Life-span studies are based on which of the following ideas?
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3.  Name the 3 major domains of development that developmental scientists study: (separate them by commas =] )
4.  Division of the lifespan into periods is a
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5.  Tentative explanations or predictions that can be scientifically tested are called
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6.  Organismic theorists emphasize ____________ change, while mechanistic theorists emphasize ____________ change
7.  There are 5 theoretical perspectives to the study of the developmental processes. Name 2 of the 5 and give a brief explanation of each.
8.  ___________ __________ also called fraternal twins are conceived by te union of two different ova with two different sperm cells. ___________ _________ also called identical twins result from the dvision of a single zygote after fertilization.
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10.  How many pairs of chromosomes does the normal human being have?
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11.  The increased use of fertility drugs, along with delayed childbearing, has resulted in:
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12.  A person's observable characteristics are his/her:
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13.  The most common chromosomal abnormality is _________ _________ where there is an extra chromosome # __. (separate answers by a comma)
14.  Tendancy of a person, especially after early childhood, to seek out environments compatible with his or her genotype.
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15.  A psychological disorder marked by loss of contact with reality and demonstrating such symptoms as hallucinations and delusions, which also seem to have a strong genetic component, is:
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16.  What are the names of the stages of prenatal development and give the time/duration of each and  a brief description of what happens during that period:
17.  The name for a leading cause of mental retardation caused by mothers who drink alcohol heavily during their pregnancies is:
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18.  The genetic-environment correlation where children with different genetic makeups evoke responses from adults that strengthen the child's genetic inclinations is called:
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19.  THE PROCESS OF GIVING BIRTH IS CALLED ________
20.  What are the stages in the childbirth process
21.  How many stages are in the birthing process
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22.  An apparently normal infant who dies in his or her sleep probably suffered from
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23.  Cesarean deliveries have ________ since 1996. It is commmonly performed when labor progresses too ___________.
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24.  A baby can: typically hold its head at ____ monthspick up a moderate sized object at about _____ monthstypcially develop a pinsor grasp at ______ months.
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25.  According to the class notes, at what age can a child:build a tower of 2 cubes sit (unassisted)roll overcrawlwalk (unassisted)
26.  What are gross motor skills?what are fine motor skills?
27.  Looking to cargivers for clues as to whether a situation is secure or frightening is
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28.  Name 3 of the 5 characteristics of early speech.
29.  What are the three memory systems?
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30.  Unconscious recall, generally of habits and skills is:
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31.  Intentional and conscious memory, generally of facts names and events is :
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32.  Short-term storage of information beign processed is
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33.  Which one of these is not a type of reading style?
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34.  Piaget's term for the understanding that when a person or object still exists when out of sight:
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35.  Increase in responsiveness after presentation of a new stimulus is:
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