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Beth is conducting an observation for her introductory psychology course. She observes a mother enter a daycare facility to pick up a child. Interestingly, instead of greeting his mother warmly, the child acts ambivalent, avoiding eye contact with his mother and continuing to play, almost as if his mother were not there at all. According to Ainsworth's research on attachment, the interaction observed is characteristic of what form of attachment?
Social rules and conventions dominate the person's view of morality in which level of Kohlberg's theory of moral development?
Researchers interested in the assessment of infant self-awareness employ a research strategy known as the
Daniel loves playing with his infant son Criket. He has just discovered that gently touching Criket's right cheek makes his son turn his little head to the right. Criket's reflexive cheek turn is known to developmental psychologists as
the sucking reflex.
the grasping reflex.
the rooting reflex.
the walking reflex.
A cerebral vascular accident that occurs when there is blockage or hemorrhage of a cerebral artery supplying the brain with oxygen is known as
This form of intelligence refers to the ability to reason abstractly, solve logical problems, and make quick inferences.
Niles is playing with his four-month-old infant daughter Brooke. He passes a red plastic ball from side to side in front of his attentive daughter, whose eyes are fixed on the ball, before he hides it under a white cotton hand towel. However, as soon as the ball disappears, Brooke focuses her attention on something else, instead of looking for the hidden object, much to her father's displeasure. Niles has nothing to be disappointed about, for Brooke has yet to master
conservation of matter.
conservation of number.
Which stage of Erik Erikson's theory of psychosocial development occurs in late adulthood and has as its goal wisdom?
intimacy versus isolation
trust versus mistrust
integrity versus despair
generativity versus stagnation
The term referring to the integration of new experience into existing schemata is
conservation of mass.
According to Piaget's theory of cognitive development, the premise "all other things being equal," associated with hypothesis testing, is possible for individuals at which developmental stage?
A research design employed by developmental psychologists that follows the same group of individuals over a period of time, is known as a
The term that refers to small groups of fewer than ten people who are close friends, usually with similar backgrounds, interests, and attitudes is
Xena just gave birth to a set of identical twins. Excited to show off her knowledge of developmental psychology, she calls her professor, Dr. Bryson, to tell him the good news; only she's forgotten the scientific term for identical twins she learned in class. After congratulating her, Dr. Bryson reminds Xena that identical twins are also known as
The sex hormone that leads to the production of male physical characteristics during the embryonic stage of prenatal development is
Neonatal visual acuity can be as poor as ______ at birth
Gizmo visits a museum with her boyfriend Forrest. As the two stroll hand in hand through an exhibition of nineteenth century portraits of children, they notice something peculiar; all the children look like miniature adults. Fortunately, Dr. Sanchez was standing nearby, and eagerly volunteered the truth about historic perceptions of children. Which is most likely his explanation?
"Water without fluoride caused children to look like little adults."
"You must be standing too close. If you stand a bit further, they will get smaller."
"The individuals depicted in the paintings were in fact young-looking adults that volunteered as models for unruly children."
"Prior to the twentieth century, and the influence of developmental psychology, there was a general belief that children were in fact smaller versions of adults."
Which researchers are known for conducting studies on attachment with baby rhesus monkeys?
Piaget and colleagues
Ainsworth and Bowlby
Harlow and colleagues
Erikson and Freud
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Topic II: Physical Development
Teratogen Matching Game
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Topic III: Cognitive Development
Stages of Cognitive Development
Fluid vs. Crystallized Intelligence
Topic IV: Social Development
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