Controversies Surrounding the Study of Adult Development and Aging - Quiz & Worksheet


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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of some of the terminology used in discussing adult development and aging controversies. Some of the terms you'll be tested on include discontinuity and the nature-nurture controversy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following debates:

  • Universal vs. context specific
  • Continuity vs. discontinuity
  • Nature vs. nurture
  • Stability vs. change

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about adult development and aging in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nature-nurture and stability-change
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding controversies related to aging
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about controversies in the field of adult development

Additional Learning

To more about debate in this field of study, review the corresponding lesson on Adult Development and Aging Controversies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define controversies
  • Explore four debates related to the field of adult development and aging
  • Learn about stage theory