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Developmental Psychology // AP Psychology

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  1. Mary Ainsworth's Strange Situation paradigm is typically used to test young children's
  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. In which of the following types of research are the same children tested periodically at different points in their development?
  4. The most well-adjusted and socially competent children tend to come from homes where parents employ which of the following parental styles?
  5. According to Jean Piaget, what is the earliest stage at which a child is capable of using SIMPLE LOGIC and MATHEMATIC OPERATIONS to think about objects and events?
  6. Researchers were interested in studying the effects of divorce on children. Their study included 250 4-year-olds. Interviews and family observations were conducted 6 months, 2 years, 5 years, and 10 years after the initial interviews and observations. What method did the researcher use?
  7. Object permanence is
  8. 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
  9. Which of the following is a similarity between the cognitive developmental theory of Piaget and the moral developmental theory of Kohlberg?
  10. Harlow's experiment with the rhesus monkeys and surrogate mothers emphasized the importance of
  11. According to Diane Baumrid, which of the following parental styles results in the most socially competent and responsible adults?
  12. According to Kohlberg's theory, post-conventional morality requires thinking at Piaget's:
  13. According to Erikson, a major conflict in the first year of life is that between
  14. According to __________, we face a specific psychosocial dilemma at each stage of life.
  15. Lawrence Kohlberg is known for his research in the area of __________ development.
  16. A failure to develop a consistent identity results in
  17. According to Kubler-Ross, the most common order of emotional reactions in preparing for death is
  18. Vocabulary and stored knowledge
  19. In the __________ level of moral development, moral choices are determined by the direct consequences of actions.
  20. According to Erikson, a child entering adolescence can expect major developmental task demands to center around the need to
  21. Behavior directed by self-accepted moral principles represents the __________ level of moral development.
  22. During the formal operations stage, children begin to
  23. Substances capable of causing birth defects are known as
  24. Piaget is mainly known for studying
  25. You leave your child with a babysitter. When you return, your child ignores you. Your child's behavior indicates a(n) __________ attachment.
  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. Which of the following studies demonstrates a cross-sectional research design?
  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. ________________________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.
  32. 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?
  33. A schema can be described as _________________ and is part of ____________________\'s theory of cognitive development.
  34. 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?
  35. Maturation is most clearly influenced by