Developmental Perspective: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following is NOT a main theme explored by developmental psychologists?

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1. Chemicals, like alcohol, that can cross the placenta and affect a fetus' development are called:

2. Which of the following is true about Piaget's preoperational stage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need a firm understanding of the areas studied by developmental psychologists, including physical development and the four stages of cognitive development. Each question lists multiple-choice options for the answer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test yourself on the following:

  • Main themes explored by developmental psychologists
  • The term for chemicals that can cross the placenta and affect the fetus
  • Piaget's preoperational stage
  • Habituation
  • The area of the brain responsible for judgment and impulsivity

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as habituation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on developmental perspectives in psychology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the stages of cognitive development and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the parts of the brain and what they control

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Developmental Perspective: Definition & Explanation, delves further into this area of psychology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the three major questions the developmental perspective explores
  • Examine human development
  • Review Piaget's theories
  • Discuss Erikson's eight stages of development