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Developmental Psychology // AP Psychology

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  1. Sabrina plays on a rugby team and collects antique dolls. Peter is on a football team and loves to cook. Both Sabrina and Peter demonstrate a high degree of
  2. A nine-year-old first learning about her capabilities on the playground and in the classroom would be in which of Erikson's stages of development?
  3. Carol Gilligan's criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg's developmental theory is based on the argument that
  4. In which of the following types of research are the same children tested periodically at different points in their development?
  5. Which of the following accurately describes a major change in perspective in the field of developmental psychology over the past twenty-five years?
  6. What is the response pattern of securely attached children in the Strange Situation when their mothers return?
  7. A critical period is a stage in development when
  8. Which of the following is a similarity between the cognitive developmental theory of Piaget and the moral developmental theory of Kohlberg?
  9. Harlow's experiment with the rhesus monkeys and surrogate mothers emphasized the importance of
  10. According to Erikson, a major conflict in the first year of life is that between
  11. According to Kubler-Ross, the most common order of emotional reactions in preparing for death is
  12. In the __________ level of moral development, moral choices are determined by the direct consequences of actions.
  13. A toddler learning to use the toilet who sometimes feels bad when he or she "messes up" is at Erikson's stage called
  14. According to Erikson, a child entering adolescence can expect major developmental task demands to center around the need to
  15. Behavior directed by self-accepted moral principles represents the __________ level of moral development.
  16. Which represents the correct order of Piaget's stages of intellectual development?
  17. During the formal operations stage, children begin to
  18. Object permanence is to sensorimotor stage as conservation and reversibility are to
  19. Substances capable of causing birth defects are known as
  20. Piaget is mainly known for studying
  21. When her mother leaves, Linda cries but can be comforted by the babysitter after a few minutes. When her mother returns, Linda crawls into her lap. According to Mary Ainsworth, Linda has a(n) __________ attachment
  22. Authoritarian parents
  23. Vygotsky's sociocultural theory suggests that a child's most important discoveries are guided by
  24. According to __________, all children pass through a series of distinct stages in their intellectual development.
  25. Which psychologist reported that infant attachment to another goes beyond the satisfaction of the need for nourishment?
  26. James was born with a condition that makes it impossible for him to metabolize certain proteins. Due to early screening and a special diet, he was able to avoid developing potentially serious symptoms. Which of the following disorders does James have?
  27. Certain cultures often place more emphasis on collective than on personal achievement. One result of this may be that people of these cultures are more likely to develop which type of self- system?
  28. When parents set few controls on their children's television viewing, allowing the children freedom to set individual limits, make few demands, and do not punish for improper television viewing, the parents exemplify a parenting style referred to as
  29. _________________________ was a Developmental and Psychoanalytic theorist that argued individuals go through series of psychosocial stages where they encounter conflicts. Ex: trust vs. mistrust (infancy and feeding), autonomy vs. shame and doubt (toddler and toilet training), intiative vs. guilt (preschool and independence), industry vs. inferiority (school age and schooling comparison), identity vs. role confusion (adolescence and who am I), intimacy vs. isolation (young adult and romantic relationships), generativity vs. stagnation (mid adult and parenting), and integrity vs. despair (late adult and acceptance of one's life.
  30. A researcher dabs color on a 16-month-old child�s face and places the child in front of a mirror. Which of the following developmental milestones has been reached if the child realizes that there is something wrong with its face?
  31. Which of the following reflects the inborn and stable rudiments of personality, such as excitability?
  32. A 14-month-old toddler is placed in an unfamiliar situation with the child�s mother, who then leaves the room for a time. When the mother returns, the child squirms and tries to get away from the mother when picked up, but also seems distressed when placed back on the floor. Mary Ainsworth would consider this evidence of which of the following?
  33. Which Piagetian stage of cognitive development is characterized by mastery of conservation tasks?
  34. Maturation is most clearly influenced by
  35. At the beginning of the year, Donna used to get really angry at James when he tapped his pencil on his desk in class by yelling at him and telling him he was annoying. However, with time and the pencil tapping happening everyday, she reacts less often. Her diminished response can be explained by: