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Domains of Human Development Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The idea that people develop at all points during their lives is called:

Question 2 2. Why are developmental outcomes difficult to predict?

Question 3 3. Hormones that impact a child's behavior are considered _____ factors, while influences such as peers and parents are considered _____ factors.

Question 4 4. Which educational psychology perspective proposes that learning occurs through observation?

Question 5 5. The concept that different elements of a person grow and shrink at different points in life is called _____.

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Question 6 6. Development is the process of _____ and _____ that humans go through over their lifetime.

Question 7 7. The study of how people's thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and relationships change as they grow is referred to as _____.

Question 8 8. _____ refers to traits that are biological or inherited.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a strategy older adults can use to delay a slowdown in their cognitive development?

Question 10 10. The theory that change occurs in a specific setting and at a specific time is called:

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Question 11 11. Albert Bandura is famous for his contributions to the _____ perspective of educational psychology.

Question 12 12. Why is natural selection an essential part of evolution?

Question 13 13. B.F. Skinner is best known for his contributions to the _____ perspective of educational psychology.

Question 14 14. Alex and Betty are the exact same age, but Alex has a learning disability. Should we expect their respective levels of cognitive development to be the same or different? Why?

Question 15 15. How do you define epigenesis?

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Question 16 16. How has natural selection affected our development?

Question 17 17. Individuals commonly find mates while attending a college or university. This is an example of _____.

Question 18 18. The fact that people develop emotionally, physically, and intellectually is called:

Question 19 19. All of the following influence probabilistic epigenesis, EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. The agent of socialization that is usually considered to be the most important in childhood is _____.

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Question 21 21. _____ are a person's usual ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.

Question 22 22. All of the following statements about socialization are true, EXCEPT:

Question 23 23. Adolescents gain _____ skills as the prefrontal cortex of their brain develops.

Question 24 24. According to evolutionary psychology, all of the following statements are true, EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. Traditional theories of plasticity state that it _____ as people get older. However, current research contends that plasticity _____ as people age.

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Question 26 26. Lynette feels socially inept and has a constant fear of being shamed or rejected by others. As a result, she avoids interacting in social situations and is reserved in her close relationships. This is an example of a _____.

Question 27 27. Why is plasticity important for development?

Question 28 28. Which of the following classroom activities promotes gender equity?

Question 29 29. The ability to change is called:

Question 30 30. 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:

Domains of Human Development Chapter Exam Instructions

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