Developmental Psychology Test! Quiz

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Developmental psychology test quiz. The human mind undergoes a lot of changes from in a person’s lifespan from infancy to old age. Do you know why people of a certain age tend to behave in a certain way? How about how our genetic inheritance interacts with our experiences to influence our development? This quiz will help refresh your understanding of the changes and learn some more on the topic too.


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  • 1. 

    The process in which youth move into adulthood and exit their family of origin.

    • A.

      Initiation

    • B.

      Launching

    • C.

      Transition

    • D.

      Ejection

    Correct Answer
    B. Launching
    Explanation
    The process in which youth move into adulthood and exit their family of origin is commonly referred to as "launching." This term implies that young individuals are taking off or embarking on their own independent journey, leaving behind their childhood and entering the adult world. It signifies a significant transition and signifies the beginning of a new phase in life.

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  • 2. 

    5-year old Fred has known that an insect that is round, red, and with black polka-dots, is a ladybug. One morning while playing in the yard, she saw the same insect crawling on a heart-shaped leaf. She saw another one on the same kind of leaf on the other side of the yard. What kind of cognitive process is such, that Fred acquired new knowledge of ladybugs lives on plants with heart-shaped leaves?

    Correct Answer
    Assimilation
    Explanation
    Assimilation occurs when new knowledge is added to current information.

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  • 3. 

    Play in which the child plays separately from others, but with toys like those the others are using or in a manner that mimics their play.

    • A.

      Parallel play

    • B.

      Onlooker play

    • C.

      Cooperative play

    • D.

      Associative play

    Correct Answer
    A. Parallel play
    Explanation
    Parallel play refers to a stage of play in which a child plays alongside other children, but not directly with them. They may use similar toys or engage in similar activities as the other children, but they do not actively interact or engage in cooperative play. This type of play is common among toddlers and young children who are still developing social skills and prefer to observe and imitate others rather than directly engage with them.

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  • 4. 

    Cognition about cognition, or knowing about knowing.

    Correct Answer
    Metacognition
    Explanation
    Metacognition refers to the ability to think about and understand one's own cognitive processes. It involves being aware of one's thoughts, knowledge, and understanding, as well as the strategies and techniques used to learn and solve problems. It is essentially thinking about thinking. Therefore, the given answer, "Metacognition," accurately describes cognition about cognition or knowing about knowing.

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  • 5. 

    Thinking reflectively and productively, as well as evaluating the evidence.

    • A.

      Divergent thinking

    • B.

      Convergent thinking

    • C.

      Creative thinking

    • D.

      Critical thinking

    Correct Answer
    D. Critical thinking
    Explanation
    Critical thinking involves thinking reflectively and productively, as well as evaluating the evidence. It is the ability to analyze and evaluate information objectively, considering different perspectives and evidence before making a decision or forming an opinion. Critical thinking helps individuals to identify biases, assumptions, and logical fallacies, allowing them to make informed judgments and solve problems effectively. It involves questioning and challenging ideas, seeking evidence and logical reasoning, and being open to alternative viewpoints. Critical thinking is an essential skill in various disciplines and is crucial for making informed decisions in personal and professional settings.

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  • 6. 

    Sustained exercise (such as jogging, swimming, or cycling) that stimulates heart and lung activity.

    Correct Answer
    Aerobics
    Aerobic exercise
    Cardiovascular exercise
    Cardio
    Explanation
    The given answer options all refer to different terms for the same concept: sustained exercise that increases heart and lung activity. Aerobics, aerobic exercise, cardiovascular exercise, and cardio all describe physical activities that improve cardiovascular fitness by increasing the heart rate and promoting oxygen consumption. These exercises, such as jogging, swimming, or cycling, are known to be beneficial for overall health and can help improve endurance and stamina.

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  • 7. 

    A form of the close relationship that involves enjoyment, acceptance, trust, respect, mutual assistance, confiding, understanding, and spontaneity.

    • A.

      Companionate love

    • B.

      Familial relationship

    • C.

      Friendship

    • D.

      Love

    Correct Answer
    C. Friendship
    Explanation
    Friendship is the correct answer because it encompasses all the qualities mentioned in the question. A close friendship involves enjoyment, acceptance, trust, respect, mutual assistance, confiding, understanding, and spontaneity. These characteristics define the nature of a strong and healthy friendship where individuals share a deep bond and connection with each other.

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  • 8. 

    A decrease in marital satisfaction after children leave home because parents derive considerable satisfaction from their children.

    Correct Answer
    Empty nest syndrome
    Explanation
    Empty nest syndrome refers to a decrease in marital satisfaction after children leave home. This is because parents often derive considerable satisfaction from their children, and when they are no longer living at home, it can lead to feelings of emptiness, loss, and a decrease in overall marital satisfaction. This phenomenon is commonly experienced by parents as they adjust to the changes in their family dynamic and find new ways to fill the void left by their children's departure.

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  • 9. 

    Active euthanasia occurs when death is deliberately induced, as when a lethal dose of a drug is injected.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Active euthanasia refers to the intentional act of causing death, usually by administering a lethal dose of medication. This is done with the intention of relieving suffering in cases where a person is terminally ill or experiencing unbearable pain. The statement correctly states that active euthanasia occurs when death is deliberately induced through the injection of a lethal drug.

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  • 10. 

    Whereas a hospital's goals are to cure illness and prolong life, hospice care emphasizes __________, which involves reducing pain and suffering and helping individuals die with dignity.

    Correct Answer
    Palliative care
    Explanation
    Hospice care focuses on providing comfort and support to individuals who are terminally ill and nearing the end of their lives. It aims to alleviate pain and suffering and help patients maintain their dignity during the dying process. Palliative care, on the other hand, is a broader approach that can be provided at any stage of a serious illness. It also focuses on relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. Therefore, the correct answer, palliative care, aligns with the goals of hospice care and emphasizes reducing pain and suffering and promoting dignity in end-of-life care.

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