AP Psychology Unit 9 Practice Test

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AP Psychology Unit 9 Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    The branch of Psychology that systematically focuses on the physical, mental, and social changes that occur throughout the life cycle is called...?
    • A. 

      Clinical Psychology

    • B. 

      Social Psychology

    • C. 

      Biological Psychology

    • D. 

      Developmental Psychology

  • 2. 
    The heart begins to beat during the __________ period of prenatal development.
    • A. 

      Fetal

    • B. 

      Zygotic

    • C. 

      Embryonic

    • D. 

      Conceptual

  • 3. 
    Excess neural connections in the brain's Association Areas are reduced through a process of...?
    • A. 

      Accomodation

    • B. 

      Attachment

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Pruning

  • 4. 
    Olivia understands her world primarily by grasping and sucking easily-available objects. Olivia is clearly in Piaget's __________ stage.
    • A. 

      Pre-Operational

    • B. 

      Concrete Operational

    • C. 

      Formal Conventional

    • D. 

      Sensorimotor

  • 5. 
    According to Piaget, people are first able to reason abstractly and think hypothetically during the __________ stage.
    • A. 

      Pre-Operational

    • B. 

      Formal Operational

    • C. 

      Concrete Operational

    • D. 

      Post-Conventional

  • 6. 
    Ten-year-old Melanie insists on wearing very feminine-looking clothes because she wants to appear ladylike. This best illustrates the impact of...?
    • A. 

      Gender Typing

    • B. 

      Individualism

    • C. 

      Maturation

    • D. 

      Collectivism

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an example of a Secondary Sex Characteristic?
    • A. 

      Female Ovaries

    • B. 

      Male Testes

    • C. 

      Female Height

    • D. 

      Male Facial Hair

  • 8. 
    Which of the following describes gender differences in life expectancy?
    • A. 

      The number of newborn females is equal to the number of males, and females have a longer life expectancy than do males.

    • B. 

      The number of newborn females is smaller than the number of males, and females have a longer life expectancy that do males.

    • C. 

      The number of newborn females is greater than the number of males, and females have a longer life expectancy than do males.

    • D. 

      The number of newborn females is equal to the number of males, and females have a shorter life expectancy than do males.

  • 9. 
    During the course of successful prenatal development, a human organism begins as a(n)...
    • A. 

      Embryo and finally develops into a zygote.

    • B. 

      Zygote and finally develops into an embryo.

    • C. 

      Embryo and finally develops into a fetus.

    • D. 

      Zygote and finally develops into a fetus.

  • 10. 
    In a pleasant but unfamiliar setting, infants with an insecure maternal attachment are most likely to...
    • A. 

      Demonstrate unusually low levels of stranger anxiety.

    • B. 

      Happily leave their mother's side and explore their new surroundings.

    • C. 

      Show indifference to their mother's return after a brief absence.

    • D. 

      Feel somewhat happy when their mothers leave them.

  • 11. 
    Two characteristics of authoritarian parents are that they...
    • A. 

      Expect obedience but are responsive to their children's needs.

    • B. 

      Impose rules and expect obedience.

    • C. 

      Are emotionally abusive and overly demanding.

    • D. 

      Exert control by setting rules and explaining the reasons for those rules.

  • 12. 
    Henry disapproves of stealing jelly beans from his sister's Easter basket because he thinks his mother will spank him if he does. Henry best represents a __________ morality.
    • A. 

      Conventional

    • B. 

      Pre-Conventional

    • C. 

      Concrete Operational

    • D. 

      Formal Operational

  • 13. 
    A Post-Conventional level of morality is most likely to be found in cultures that value...
    • A. 

      Utilitarianism

    • B. 

      Individualism

    • C. 

      Collectivism

    • D. 

      Social Harmony

  • 14. 
    Many people would find it more morally repulsive to kill someone by thrusting a knife into his or her body rather than by shooting him or her with a gun from a distance. This is best explained in terms of...
    • A. 

      Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory

    • B. 

      Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory

    • C. 

      Haidt's Social Institutionist Theory

    • D. 

      Ainsworth's Moral Development Theory

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is true of adolescence today as compared with a century ago?
    • A. 

      Menarche occurs later in life, and adult independence occurs later in life.

    • B. 

      Menarche occurs at about the same time, and adult independence occurs earlier in life.

    • C. 

      Menarche occurs earlier in life, and adult independence occurs earlier in life.

    • D. 

      Menarche occurs earlier in life, and adult independence occurs later in life.

  • 16. 
    Older people's capacity to learn and remember meaningful material does not decline as much as their capacity to learn and remember meaningless material. This best illustrates the value of...?
    • A. 

      Concrete Operational thought.

    • B. 

      Crystallized Intelligence.

    • C. 

      Fluid Intelligence.

    • D. 

      Formal Operational thought.

  • 17. 
    Abner, a 70-year-old retired teacher, feels that his life has not been of any real value or significance. According to Erikson, Abner has failed to achieve a sense of...?
    • A. 

      Integrity

    • B. 

      Autonomy

    • C. 

      Competence

    • D. 

      Intimacy

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