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Developmental Psychology // AP Psychology

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  1. A baby looks under the sofa for a ball that has just rolled underneath it. According to Jean Piaget, the baby's action shows development
  2. Mary Ainsworth's Strange Situation paradigm is typically used to test young children's
  3. Carol Gilligan's criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg's developmental theory is based on the argument that
  4. Which of the following accurately describes a major change in perspective in the field of developmental psychology over the past twenty-five years?
  5. In their discussions of the process of development, the advocates of nature in the nature-nurture controversy emphasize which of the following?
  6. The debate over whether development occurs gradually, without discernible shifts, or through a series of distinct stages is termed
  7. What is the response pattern of securely attached children in the Strange Situation when their mothers return?
  8. In the nature versus nurture controversy, "nature" refers to
  9. A critical period is a stage in development when
  10. The child was born with widely spaced eyes, a thin upper lip, and a short flat nose. Chances are that he will later suffer from mental retardation. To with teratogen was this child most likely exposed during the prenatal period?
  11. According to Kohlberg's theory, post-conventional morality requires thinking at Piaget's:
  12. According to Erikson, a major conflict in the first year of life is that between
  13. According to Kubler-Ross, the most common order of emotional reactions in preparing for death is
  14. Vocabulary and stored knowledge
  15. Teachers, peers, and adults outside the home first become important in shaping attitudes toward oneself during preschool in Erikson's stage of
  16. A child who is just starting school, trying to learn good habits and to do well, is in Erikson's stage of development called
  17. A toddler learning to use the toilet who sometimes feels bad when he or she "messes up" is at Erikson's stage called
  18. Behavior directed by self-accepted moral principles represents the __________ level of moral development.
  19. Which represents the correct order of Piaget's stages of intellectual development?
  20. Which of the following most clearly demonstrates the existence of emotional attachment?
  21. During the formal operations stage, children begin to
  22. Harlow's studies of surrogate mothers show that
  23. Object permanence is to sensorimotor stage as conservation and reversibility are to
  24. 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
  25. You leave your child with a babysitter. When you return, your child ignores you. Your child's behavior indicates a(n) __________ attachment.
  26. Conforming to the expectations of others or to socially accepted rules and values describes a person
  27. Which psychologist reported that infant attachment to another goes beyond the satisfaction of the need for nourishment?
  28. According to Jean Piaget, children begin to lose most of their egocentrism during which of the following stages?
  29. Of the following cognitive milestones, which ability tends to be acquired last?
  30. __________________________ conducted the study with monkeys showing attachment was NOT just based on nourishment but instead on body contact. Design: Monkeys have 'Terrycloth Mother' and 'Wire Mother' in chamber. Bottle (Nourishment and Independent variable) would be shifted between Experimental and Control groups; monkeys always preferred terry cloth showing influence of body contact.
  31. Keisha was able to roll over at two months, at five months she crawled, and walked at ten months. This sequence of development is most likely due
  32. Which of the following reflects the inborn and stable rudiments of personality, such as excitability?
  33. Which Piagetian stage of cognitive development is characterized by mastery of conservation tasks?
  34. Maturation is most clearly influenced by
  35. Habituation refers to: