Human Development Topics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The idea of the Language Acquisition Device, developed by Noam Chomsky, could be described as:

Question 2 2. Why did the use of developmental theories become popular for analyzing human growth?

Question 3 3. While every individual is different, what is generally true about the way women interact with one another versus the way they interact with men?

Question 4 4. All of the following are characteristics of pre-linguistic language development, EXCEPT:

Question 5 5. Which statement below identifies a major difference between learning theories and psychoanalytic theories?

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Question 6 6. How do children learn syntax?

Question 7 7. The main theorist of nativist theory is:

Question 8 8. What is the correct definition of self-esteem?

Question 9 9. Jonah is supposed to play video games for only 15 minutes per day, but one day, he plays for 30 minutes. His parents do nothing and allow him to play as long as he wants with no punishment, and instead, they praise him for getting to level 10 in the game. What parenting style are Jonah's parents using?

Question 10 10. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

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Question 11 11. How does the concept of friendship change from early childhood to middle childhood?

Question 12 12. Sareeta and her friends have all agreed that they will wear their hair a certain way. This is an example of:

Question 13 13. Laura is enjoying her debate class and the views her other classmates are bringing up. How would you describe the stage of development she has reached?

Question 14 14.

Brandon is a toddler whose vocabulary consists of labels, such as 'doggie' for all four-legged animals and 'ball' for anything round. His neighbor Cara, who is a few months older, says 'thank you' when given something, and 'good doggie' when she sees the family pet respond to a command.


Brandon exhibits the _____ language style, while Cara is developing _____ language.

Question 15 15. How does egocentrism evolve through the stages of development?

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Question 16 16. Ethan really wants to fit in with his new friends. Why is this important to him?

Question 17 17. How are learning theories different from cognitive developmental theories?

Question 18 18. Children between the ages of seven and twelve engage in social comparison because:

Question 19 19. Middle childhood lasts from ages _____.

Question 20 20. What does the gender schema theory say?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

Question 22 22. Madeline received a score of 125 on her IQ test. What category might this place her in?

Question 23 23. How do parents and teachers impact a child's mindset on gender?

Question 24 24. What is a self concept?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of systems theory?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following lists the four stages James Marcia outlined for identity status, in the correct order?

Question 27 27. Identify the best example of the transactional effect from the following choices.

Question 28 28. Ms. Smith supports administering IQ tests in school because she believes they can be beneficial. What is one argument she could make in support of the administration of IQ tests?

Question 29 29. Vygotsky believed children learn better with the guidance from other children who are slightly ahead of them. This concept is known as:

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements is NOT a nativist perspective on language development?

Human Development Topics Chapter Exam Instructions

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