Test Your Knowledge About Developmental Psychology! Trivia Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge About Developmental Psychology! Trivia Quiz

People are different from each other, and Developmental Psychology is one avenue through which we get to understand why people change their behavior, personality, or reactions as they grow. Do wish to review what you got to understand so far from your classes about this topic? Why don’t you give this quiz a chance and get to find out? All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A developmental specialist who focuses on physical development would be interested in:
    • A. 

      Motor skils

    • B. 

      Memory

    • C. 

      Emotions

    • D. 

      Language

  • 2. 
    A developmentalist studying how memory changes over the life span specializes in:
    • A. 

      Physical development

    • B. 

      Social development

    • C. 

      Personality development

    • D. 

      Cognitive development

  • 3. 
    Your family, friends, and classmates are part of your:
    • A. 

      Mesosystem

    • B. 

      Microsystem

    • C. 

      Exosystem

    • D. 

      Macrosystem

  • 4. 
    "Baby boomers" are an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliance

    • B. 

      Cohort

    • C. 

      Support system

    • D. 

      Reference group

  • 5. 
    Growth in height would be an example of:
    • A. 

      Social development

    • B. 

      Discontinuous change

    • C. 

      Continuous change

    • D. 

      Cultural influences

  • 6. 
    Nature is to genetics as nurture is to:
    • A. 

      Environment

    • B. 

      Readiness

    • C. 

      Growth

    • D. 

      Maturation

  • 7. 
    The effect of a pregnant mother's alcohol use on her unborn child is an example of:
    • A. 

      Readiness

    • B. 

      Maturation

    • C. 

      Nurture

    • D. 

      Nature

  • 8. 
    What personality structure is present at birth and operates according to the pleasure principle?
    • A. 

      Superego

    • B. 

      Ego

    • C. 

      Id

    • D. 

      Psychic pleasure

  • 9. 
    A research investigation on cooperative behavior in preschoolers which is conducted in preschool classrooms is an example of a(n):
    • A. 

      Survey

    • B. 

      Experiment

    • C. 

      Case study

    • D. 

      Field study

  • 10. 
    NIn an experiment testing the effects of a drug on behavior, whether or not a subject receives a drug represents the :
    • A. 

      Random variable

    • B. 

      Independent variable

    • C. 

      Control variable

    • D. 

      Dependent variable

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the role of a dependent variable?
    • A. 

      It is the variable that the researchers measure

    • B. 

      It is the variable also known as the treatment

    • C. 

      It is the variable that the researchers manipulate

    • D. 

      It is used in theoretical research but not applied research

  • 12. 
    What is the major purpose of applied research?
    • A. 

      It is a certain method for determining cause and effect

    • B. 

      It provides practical solutions to immediate problems

    • C. 

      It only shows an association exists between variables

    • D. 

      It tests development explanations and expands scientific knowledge

  • 13. 
    Joe and James are 16-year-old twins who are contacted every year to complete a battery of psychological tests. They are participating in a(n):
    • A. 

      Longitudinal study

    • B. 

      Cross-sequential studies

    • C. 

      Age cohort study

    • D. 

      Cross-sectional study

  • 14. 
    What research design compares people of different ages at the same point in time?
    • A. 

      Longitudinal studies

    • B. 

      Cross-sequential studies

    • C. 

      Cross-sectional studies

    • D. 

      Age cohort studies

  • 15. 
    Researchers who combine the longitudinal and cross-sectional approaches use the:
    • A. 

      Cross-sectional design

    • B. 

      Longitudinal design

    • C. 

      Cross-cultural design

    • D. 

      Cross-sequential design

  • 16. 
    Human life begins with a single fertilized cell. What is the first cell called?
    • A. 

      Autosome

    • B. 

      Karyotype

    • C. 

      Gamete

    • D. 

      Zygote

  • 17. 
    The process by which sperm and ovum join to form a single new cell is called:
    • A. 

      Fertilization

    • B. 

      Insemination

    • C. 

      Implantation

    • D. 

      Ovulation

  • 18. 
    What are the basic units of genetic information?
    • A. 

      Genes

    • B. 

      Alleles

    • C. 

      Chromosomes

    • D. 

      Acrosomes

  • 19. 
    Kim is expecting twins as a result of a cluster of cells in the ovum splitting off within the first two weeks following fertilization. The twins are from the same zygote, and are:
    • A. 

      Non-identical

    • B. 

      Monozygotic

    • C. 

      Dizygotic

    • D. 

      Fraternal

    • E. 

      Confused

  • 20. 
    Zach and Luis are dizygotic twins. Therefore, they:
    • A. 

      Are no more genetically alike then siblings

    • B. 

      Share the same genotype

    • C. 

      Come from different environments

    • D. 

      Resulted from the division of a single fertilized ovum

  • 21. 
    The physical manifestation of  one's genetic blueprint is called:
    • A. 

      Genotype

    • B. 

      Heredity

    • C. 

      Mutation

    • D. 

      Phenotype

  • 22. 
    Behavioral genetics is the study of:
    • A. 

      Genetic engineering and cloning

    • B. 

      The alteration of genes

    • C. 

      The effects of heredity on behavior

    • D. 

      The effects of the environment on genetic disorders

  • 23. 
    What is the first stage of prenatal development?
    • A. 

      Embryonic stage

    • B. 

      Fetal stage

    • C. 

      Zygotic stage

    • D. 

      Germinal stage

  • 24. 
    What is the term used for newborns?
    • A. 

      Zygote

    • B. 

      Embryo

    • C. 

      Neonate

    • D. 

      Fetus

  • 25. 
    Braxton-Hicks contractions are sometimes termed:
    • A. 

      False labor

    • B. 

      Postnatal depression

    • C. 

      Expulsion

    • D. 

      Afterbirth