Dev Psychology Chapter 1 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The key developmental processes in lifespan development include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Cognitive processes

    • B. 

      Biological processes

    • C. 

      Physical/sensory processes

    • D. 

      Socioemotional processes

  • 2. 
    Changes in an individual's thought, intellegence, and language is the definition of Cognitive Development.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Kyesha is 80 yrs old and is typical of growing number of older adults. kyesha MOST LIKELY lives
    • A. 

      Alone

    • B. 

      With her children

    • C. 

      In a nursing home

    • D. 

      With a spouse

  • 4. 
    James, age 13 months, has just learned to get a book from the toy box when he wants his mother to read him a story. this is an example of what process in development?
    • A. 

      Socioemotional

    • B. 

      Biological

    • C. 

      Cognitive

    • D. 

      Physical

  • 5. 
    People with similar occupational, education, and economic characteristics are said to share the same:
    • A. 

      Poverty rate

    • B. 

      Subculture group

    • C. 

      Ethnic group

    • D. 

      Socioeconomic status

  • 6. 
    What is the age that is the number of years elapsed since a person was born
    • A. 

      Biological

    • B. 

      Chronological

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Psychological

  • 7. 
    Josh spends all of his free time doing homework and studying so that he will get good grades and his parents will be proud of him. He is in the period of development called
    • A. 

      Early adulthood

    • B. 

      Early childhood

    • C. 

      Adolescence

    • D. 

      Middle childhood

  • 8. 
    The period of development during which school readiness skills are developed and most free time is spent playing with friends is called
    • A. 

      Early childhood

    • B. 

      Middle childhood

    • C. 

      Late childhood

    • D. 

      Adolescence

  • 9. 
    Joey's main developmental task is the pursuit of independence and identity. he is in:
    • A. 

      Middle adulthood

    • B. 

      Late adulthood

    • C. 

      Middle childhood

    • D. 

      Adolescence

  • 10. 
    Mary is 75 years old. she loves to read, write, and take her grandchildren to the park. she has few close friends and supportive family. research on age and happiness suggests mary is:
    • A. 

      Just as happy as those in middle age

    • B. 

      Just as happy as any other age group

    • C. 

      Happier than adolescents are

    • D. 

      Less happy than children

  • 11. 
    Which of the following life-span phases last the longest?
    • A. 

      Late adulthood

    • B. 

      Middle adulthood

    • C. 

      Adolescence

    • D. 

      Middle and late childhood

  • 12. 
    Biology is to _________ as environment is to ____________.
    • A. 

      Nature; maturation

    • B. 

      Maturation; nurture

    • C. 

      Nature; nurture

    • D. 

      Nurture; nature

  • 13. 
    What is the proper order of Sigmund Freud's theory of development
    • A. 

      Phallic, genital, oral, latentcy, anal

    • B. 

      Latentcy, phallic, anal, genital, oral

    • C. 

      Oral, anal, phallic, latentcy, genital

    • D. 

      Anal, oral, latentcy, genital, phallic

  • 14. 
    The onset of puberty and the onset of menopause are examples of what age?
    • A. 

      Psychological

    • B. 

      Biological

    • C. 

      Chronological

    • D. 

      Social

  • 15. 
    Life-span psychologists generally agree that:
    • A. 

      Nature is more important than nurture

    • B. 

      Neither nature or nurture influence development

    • C. 

      Nurture is more important then nature

    • D. 

      Nature and nurture both influence development

  • 16. 
    Most contemporary psychoanalytic theorists believe that Sigmund Freud:
    • A. 

      Underestimated the role of the unconscious in determining personality

    • B. 

      Overemphasized sexual instincts

    • C. 

      Proposed a theory that has been well justified by scientific research

    • D. 

      Was correct in identifying the psychosocial stages

  • 17. 
    A set of ideas that helps us to explain our data and make furthur predictions is known as
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Idea

    • C. 

      Scientific method

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 18. 
    One of the differences between sigmund frued and erik erikson is that
    • A. 

      Erikson sad that sexuality played a key role in the life-span development of the individual

    • B. 

      Erikson believed that development occured throughout the life span

    • C. 

      Erikson believed that development lasted only until the age of 20

    • D. 

      Freud believed that development occurred throughout the life span

  • 19. 
    Erik erickson's developmental theory consists of _______ stages that last from birth to ________.
    • A. 

      Six; adolescence

    • B. 

      Seven; middle adulthood

    • C. 

      Eight; death

    • D. 

      Nine; late adulthood

  • 20. 
    Jenny is 2. she wants to do everything by herself. her mother punishes her when she pours juice over her cup onto the floor. erikson would she jenny is likely to develop a sense of
    • A. 

      Shame

    • B. 

      Pride

    • C. 

      Anger

    • D. 

      Independence

  • 21. 
    The first stage of erikson's theory is:
    • A. 

      Generativity vs despair

    • B. 

      Identity vs role diffusions

    • C. 

      Autonomy vs dependence

    • D. 

      Trust vs mistrust

  • 22. 
    The second stage of erikson's psychosocial development theory is:
    • A. 

      Autonomy vs shame and doubt

    • B. 

      Industry vs inferiority

    • C. 

      Generativity vs stagnation

    • D. 

      Trust vs mistrust

  • 23. 
    Development is the patter of change that begins at conception and continues throughout:
    • A. 

      Middle adulthood

    • B. 

      Adolescence

    • C. 

      Childhood

    • D. 

      The life span

  • 24. 
    Development includes
    • A. 

      Growth and decline

    • B. 

      Stability and growth

    • C. 

      Stability and decline

    • D. 

      Growth and change

  • 25. 
    Development is BEST defined as a patter of growth that:
    • A. 

      Begins at birth and continues throughout childhood

    • B. 

      Begins at birth and ends when the person begins to decline due to aging

    • C. 

      Begins at conception and continues throughout the the human life span

    • D. 

      Begins at conception and continues until the person is fully grown

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