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Basics of Life Span Developmental Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How does school act as an agent of socialization?

Question 2 2. The agent of socialization that is usually considered to be the most important in childhood is _____.

Question 3 3. All of the following statements about socialization are true, EXCEPT:

Question 4 4. Why is experimental data collection a favorable method?

Question 5 5. Adolescents gain _____ skills as the prefrontal cortex of their brain develops.

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Question 6 6. Why is plasticity important for development?

Question 7 7. What is the definition of evolutionary developmental psychology?

Question 8 8. The way people learn to understand their own and others' feelings is called _.

Question 9 9. The belief that development happens gradually over time is called:

Question 10 10. Psychologists who believe in the power of nurture are most likely to also believe in:

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Question 11 11. How does our childhood peer group act as an agent of socialization?

Question 12 12. Why is physical development important for babies and toddlers?

Question 13 13. Developmental psychology involves studying how we change

Question 14 14. Traditional theories of plasticity state that it _____ as people get older. However, current research contends that plasticity _____ as people age.

Question 15 15. Why is it important that the scientific method is used in human growth and development research?

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Question 16 16. A school's _____ unintentionally teaches students the social attitudes and habits that will allow them to fit into society.

Question 17 17. Why can it be more complicated to apply the scientific method to human growth and development research?

Question 18 18. All of the following statements are true about secondary data collection, EXCEPT:

Question 19 19. Individuals commonly find mates while attending a college or university. This is an example of _____.

Question 20 20. The study of how people's thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and relationships change as they grow is referred to as _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statement about growth is FALSE?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a strategy older adults can use to delay a slowdown in their cognitive development?

Question 23 23. Why are developmental outcomes difficult to predict?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of a continuity?

Question 25 25. Sam's younger brother stops crying when he hears a specific nursery rhyme. As a child, Sam plays the song often for his little brother. As an adult, Sam tries to play the same song for his young daughter when she is crying. Sam's behavior is an example of learning because:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following examples represents a function of a school?

Question 27 27. A testable statement that is logically derived from theory or observation is referred to as _____.

Question 28 28. The data collection technique used for studying nonverbal behaviors is _____.

Question 29 29. An inborn pattern of activity or common tendency shared by a species is

Question 30 30. According to Gilbert Gottlieb, the development of an organism is dependent on _____.

Basics of Life Span Developmental Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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