Vce Psychology Units 1&2 - Chapter 7

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

Questions that review chapter 7 of the VCE Psychology Units 1 & 2 text.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A newborn's brain:
    • A. 

      Is fully developed at birth.

    • B. 

      Develops slowly until the onset of puberty.

    • C. 

      Develops gradually in the first two years of life.

    • D. 

      Develops very rapidly from birth to 6 months of age.

  • 2. 
    The last area of an infant’s brain to mature is the__________. This area is vital for __________.
    • A. 

      Amygdala; higher-order thinking skills

    • B. 

      Frontal lobes; higher-order thinking

    • C. 

      Frontal lobes; breathing

    • D. 

      Amygdala; crying

  • 3. 
    During adolescence, overall brain growth __________and the brain undergoes a process of __________ a large number of synaptic connections.
    • A. 

      Slows; myelination

    • B. 

      Increases; myelination

    • C. 

      Increases; pruning

    • D. 

      Slows; pruning

  • 4. 
    The adolescent brain undergoes a number of biological changes. This is most evident in the __________, responsible for planning and decision making, and the __________, involved in emotional responses.
    • A. 

      Amygdala; prefrontal cortex

    • B. 

      Limbic system; amygdala

    • C. 

      Frontal lobe; prefrontal cortex

    • D. 

      Prefrontal cortex; amygdala

  • 5. 
    Most people reach their peak physical and perceptual functioning around __________ and a decline in these abilities usually becomes more noticeable around __________.
    • A. 

      Mid-teens; early 20s

    • B. 

      Mid-teens; early 40s

    • C. 

      Mid-20s; early 50s

    • D. 

      Mid-20s; early 40s

  • 6. 
    Each lifespan stage is given only an approximate age group. Why is each lifespan stage not clearly defined by age?
  • 7. 
    Who experiences a decrease in the production of a sex hormone during middle age?
    • A. 

      Men only

    • B. 

      Women only

    • C. 

      Both men and women

    • D. 

      Neither men nor women

  • 8. 
    Changes in thinking, language, memories and problem-solving abilities throughout the lifespan are known as
    • A. 

      Cognitive development

    • B. 

      Biological development

    • C. 

      Social development

    • D. 

      Emotional development

  • 9. 
    The brain is about ________ of its adult weight by the age of two years.
    • A. 

      25 per cent

    • B. 

      50 per cent

    • C. 

      75 per cent

    • D. 

      90 per cent

  • 10. 
    At what stage are children likely to develop a strong sense of gender roles that exist in their culture?
    • A. 

      Preschool childhood

    • B. 

      School-age childhood

    • C. 

      Adolescence

    • D. 

      Young adulthood

  • 11. 
    During old age, memory loss
    • A. 

      Is dramatic for most people

    • B. 

      Is very unusual for most people

    • C. 

      Does not occur except for a few people

    • D. 

      Can occur but is not inevitable

  • 12. 
    Changes through the lifespan, in terms of the ability to create memories, use language, think and problem-solve, are known as:
    • A. 

      Biological and physical development

    • B. 

      Cognitive development

    • C. 

      Social and emotional development

    • D. 

      Perceptual development

  • 13. 
    Why should adolescence be viewed separately from puberty?
  • 14. 
    Gemma is a 35-year-old female. She is worried about growing old and wants to delay the biological ageing process. What type of lifestyle and life skills should she possess in order to age successfully?
  • 15. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?peak expertise of a specialised skill, profession and/or hobby
  • 16. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?peak physical fitness
  • 17. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?adjustment to new roles such as parenthood
  • 18. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?more stable friendship groups, mainly of the same sex
  • 19. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?more sophisticated pretend play
  • 20. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?smiling for the first time
  • 21. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?clear preference for being right- or left-handed
  • 22. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?puberty
  • 23. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?wisdom
  • 24. 
    In which stage of the lifespan is each of the following events most likely to occur?walking