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Developmental Psychology

  1. Personal fable refers to

    a. a story written by Aesop when he was an adolescent.
    b. a view that one's own perspective is new and fresh.
    c. Kohlberg's second level of moral reasoning.
    d. another term for abstract reasoning.

  2. "Oh my gosh, I got the hugest pimple on my forehead! I can't go to school like this!" This frantic complaint by an adolescent is an example of

    a. adolescent egocentrism.
    b. inductive reasoning.
    c. object permanence.
    d. risk-taking behavior.

    For the next three items, match the level with the statement that best exemplifies moral reasoning at that level.

  3. Preconventional level

    a. I didn't steal the pen because stealing is against the law.
    b. I wrote on the wall during recess because no one was around to get me in trouble.
    c. I put myself in the line of fire because I believe hunting deer is just wrong.

  4. Conventional level

    a. I didn't steal the pen because stealing is against the law.
    b. I wrote on the wall during recess because no one was around to get me in trouble.
    c. I put myself in the line of fire because I believe hunting deer is just wrong.

  5. Postconventional level

    a. I didn't steal the pen because stealing is against the law.
    b. I wrote on the wall during recess because no one was around to get me in trouble.
    c. I put myself in the line of fire because I believe hunting deer is just wrong.