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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. Carol Gilligan's criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg's developmental theory is based on the argument that
  3. Which of the following accurately describes a major change in perspective in the field of developmental psychology over the past twenty-five years?
  4. What is the response pattern of securely attached children in the Strange Situation when their mothers return?
  5. Object permanence is
  6. The rooting reflex is a neonate's tendency to
  7. Dorothy just celebrated her 90th birthday with her close friends, and is excited about a visit from her grand-children. According to Erikson, she has probably recently achieved
  8. A critical period is a stage in development when
  9. According to Diane Baumrid, which of the following parental styles results in the most socially competent and responsible adults?
  10. According to __________, we face a specific psychosocial dilemma at each stage of life.
  11. According to Kubler-Ross, the most common order of emotional reactions in preparing for death is
  12. Vocabulary and stored knowledge
  13. Teachers, peers, and adults outside the home first become important in shaping attitudes toward oneself during preschool in Erikson's stage of
  14. In the __________ level of moral development, moral choices are determined by the direct consequences of actions.
  15. A toddler learning to use the toilet who sometimes feels bad when he or she "messes up" is at Erikson's stage called
  16. Behavior directed by self-accepted moral principles represents the __________ level of moral development.
  17. 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
  18. Authoritarian parents
  19. Vygotsky's sociocultural theory suggests that a child's most important discoveries are guided by
  20. You leave your child with a babysitter. When you return, your child ignores you. Your child's behavior indicates a(n) __________ attachment.
  21. Conforming to the expectations of others or to socially accepted rules and values describes a person
  22. Researcher Renee Baillargeon found that four-month-old infants will look longer at a ball if it appears to roll through a solid barrier, demonstrating that babies seem to grasp basic physical laws intuitively. Which of the following theories does this finding challenge?
  23. 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?
  24. 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?
  25. Carol Gilligan, in her criticism of Lawrence Kohlberg, proposed that the moral reasoning of males is primarily based on
  26. Which of the following studies demonstrates a cross-sectional research design?
  27. Of the following cognitive milestones, which ability tends to be acquired last?
  28. _________________________ 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.
  29. _________________________ is a Developmental Psychologist that created stages of dying/grief after study patients that suffered from terminal illness. Stages included: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.
  30. ________________________conducted the Strange Situation Experiment to test children's ATTACHMENT to caregiver in a novel setting (scientific lab). Researcher measured amount of exploration while mother was there and reaction when mother left and returned. Securely attached children explored, were upset when their mother left, and were happy to see their mothers return. Insecure attached children were anxious to explore and angry when mom returns.
  31. A researcher asks elementary, junior high, senior high, and college students to define the term �cheating,� and analyzes differences in their definitions across age groups. This is an example of which type of study?
  32. A schema can be described as _________________ and is part of ____________________\'s theory of cognitive development.
  33. Habituation refers to:
  34. Stroking a baby's feet will elicit the _________________reflex.
  35. In order to create the Babinski reflex, one would need to: