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Human Behavior & Development Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can a fear appeal be most effective?

Question 2 2. Peter observes Stephanie texting in class. Peter approaches Stephanie after class and states 'Don't you know texting is against school policy? You are going to get your phone confiscated.' Stephanie replies that she has been texting all year and none of the teachers have ever noticed. The next day, Peter brings his phone to class and starts texting. Which of the following effects of modeling does this situation illustrate?

Question 3 3. Lakeisha sometimes gets confused when her psychology professor explains statistics using only words, but she always gets the concept immediately if she can look at a graph or chart. Based on this information, what kind of learner is Lakeisha most likely to be?

Question 4 4. Developmental psychology involves studying how we change

Question 5 5. Sasha is in a mechanics class, and she needs to learn how to put together an engine. She gets confused by reading the book or by watching others do it, but she learns quickly when given the chance to actually work with an engine and put it together herself. Based on this information, what kind of learner is Sasha most likely to be?

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Question 6 6. Renee is able to tell her grandchildren many wonderful stories from her childhood. However, she is unable to remember her granddaughter's new puppy that she met only an hour ago. Renee is suffering from _____.

Question 7 7. The period of development in which children are more susceptible to environmental influences is referred to as _____.

Question 8 8. According to Vygotsky, which of the following is true about the acquisition of meaning and understanding?

Question 9 9. Why might you suspect a class clown with few close friends of having histrionic personality disorder?

Question 10 10. Stephanie was shopping for a Halloween costume and was having trouble choosing one. One of her favorite songs - Thriller by Michael Jackson - suddenly started playing softly over the store speakers. Stephanie suddenly realized that the costume in her hand was definitely her favorite and purchased it on the spot. Which of the following is the most likely explanation for Stephanie's sudden change in attitude?

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Question 11 11. Emotions can help us with _____ communication.

Question 12 12. How does motivation affect learning?

Question 13 13. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

Question 14 14. While working with patients with snake phobias, Bandura found that _____ were more effective in treating phobias than persuasion.

Question 15 15. Jose is in a casino. He sees his friends Amy and Sandra win money at a nearby slot machine. Amy and Sandra cheer and clap. Jose wants to feel the same excitement, so he sits down at a slot machine and begins to gamble. This is an example of _____.

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Question 16 16. How can educators implement Piaget's principles?

Question 17 17. Mr. Parker always begins each physics class by asking 'What do you think will happen if…' He believes that acknowledging students' previous beliefs about physical laws will increase their motivation to understand new and accurate concepts. Mr. Parker is utilizing the _____ perspective.

Question 18 18. According to Vygotsky, a child's use of the word 'da' for daddy is indicative of which stage of speech development?

Question 19 19. Josh is talking with his teacher; each time the teacher is talking, Josh waits for him to stop before he starts talking again. Which component of language is represented in this example?

Question 20 20. All of the following are assumptions of the Self-Determination theory, EXCEPT:

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Question 21 21. The word 'Dementia' comes from the Latin for what words?

Question 22 22. What are psychiatrists, social workers and counselors called collectively?

Question 23 23. According to Vygotsky, what is the process of constructing an internal representation of external physical objects or actions?

Question 24 24. Emily is in middle school and tries to imitate her sister, who plays volleyball really well. Which characteristic of effective models does this behavior fit under?

Question 25 25. General global intelligence refers to _____.

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Question 26 26. What conclusion might we take away from case studies like that of Phineas Gage?

Question 27 27. Which of the following do biopsychologists study?

Question 28 28. Dementia usually develops over _____, while delirium occurs _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following describes a way in which modeling affects behavior?

Question 30 30. A certain type of personality disorder is tied to a willingness to steal, lie, and cheat. How has the labeling of people with this personality disorder changed in recent times?

Human Behavior & Development Chapter Exam Instructions

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