PSY-150: Chapter 7 Questions

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free radical theory

The _______theory of aging suggests that unstable oxygen molecules cause damage to the structure of cells, increasing with age.
Select one:
a. wear-and-tear theory
b. disengagement theory
c. free radical theory
d. cellular clock theory

denial

Mr. Beluga has just been told that he has a rare form of cancer. He insists that there has been a mistake and asks his physician to retake his medical tests. According to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Mr. Beluga is most likely in the _________stage of dying.
Select one:
a. anger
b. denial
c. reactive
d. bargaining

acceptance

Several weeks of diagnostic tests have revealed that cancer has spread throughout Barry's body. His physician suggested that he "take care of important matters." Barry realizes his family's home needs repairs, so he arranges to have that done right away. To relieve his family of the agony of planning his funeral, he has made all the arrangements. Barry tells his minister he has had a good life and just wants to make sure he provides for his family after his death. This description fits the stage Kübler-Ross called_________.
Select one:
a. denial
b. depression
c. acceptance
d. bargaining

cross-sequential design

The type of research design which compares various participants at several points in time (no longer than 6 years apart) to examine age-related differences and changes is called a ____________________.
Select one:
a. behavior genetics design
b. cross-sequential design
c. longitudinal design
d. cross-sectional design

avoidant

Mothers who were unresponsive, insensitive, and coldly rejecting were associated with ___________ attached infants.
Select one:
a. ambivalent
b. securely
c. disorganized/disoriented
d. avoidant

ambivalent

____________babies in Ainsworth's study were clinging and unwilling to explore, very upset by the stranger regardless of the mother's presence, protested mightily when the mother left, were hard to soothe, and had mixed reactions upon mother's return.
Select one:
a. Avoidant
b. Ambivalent
c. Disorganized/disoriented
d. Secure

trust

Like any 4-month-old, Amy depends on her parents to feed her and to change her diapers. When Amy cries, her devoted parents quickly respond to her needs. According to Erikson, Amy is developing a sense of ___________.
Select one:
a. trust
b. mistrust
c. autonomy
d. initiative

touch

Which sense is the most functional at birth?
Select one:
a. taste
b. touch
c. vision
d. smell

walking reflex

Javier was born 3 days ago. His parents have noticed that he has several reflexes which the doctors have been testing. Which of the following is not a reflex exhibited by healthy newborns?
Select one:
a. Rooting reflex
b. walking reflex
c. stepping reflex
d. Moro reflex

longitudinal design

The local health department of a small town has hired a research firm to study the development of cancer in residents in the town due to a suspected cancer-causing agent and environmental pollution. The researcher will compare data on participants at age 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, etc. to see if there are increasing rates of cancer in the town. This type of research study is called a __________________.
Select one:
a. cross-sectional design
b. cross-sequential design
c. behavior genetics design
d. longitudinal design

Newborns prefer to look at complex three-dimensional patterns rather than simple one-dimensional ones

Christa and Sal are anticipating the birth of their first baby. Before the baby arrives, they want to fix up the nursery with new wallpaper. They seek the advice of a developmental psychologist. What is she likely to tell them?
Select one:
a. Newborns do not see well enough to make any difference.
b. Newborns prefer to look at animals rather than people.
c. Newborns prefer to look at complex three-dimensional patterns rather than simple one-dimensional ones.
d. Newborns prefer to look at simple one-dimensional patterns rather than complex ones.

lower birth weight and short stature

What are some of the common consequences to a child whose mother smoked while pregnant?
Select one:
a. severely deformed limbs and muscle spasms
b. increased birth weight and lethargy
c. lower birth weight and short stature
d. severe hearing loss and heart defects

fetal

Tameeka is at a point in her pregnancy during which she is experiencing muscle contractions and movement and kicks. Which period of prenatal development is Tameeka currently experiencing?
Select one:
a. germinal
b. embryonic
c. fetal
d. placental

nature; nurture

________refers to heredity and __________ refers to environmental influences.
Select one:
a. Cross-sectional; longitudinal
b. Nurture; behavioral genetics
c. Nature; nurture
d. Cognition; emotion

easy

Shelby is very adaptable to change. She is on a regular sleeping, eating, and waking schedule. Thomas and Chess would describe Shelby as being aNo _________child.
Select one:
a. easy
b. undemanding
c. difficult
d. slow-to-warm-up

difficult

Chester is irritable, loud, and negative most of the time. He doesn't like it when new people pick him up, and he has irregular sleeping, eating, and waking schedules. What temperament does he exhibit?
Select one:
a. active
b. difficult
c. slow-to-warm-up
d. easy

first six months

Attachment usually takes place within the __________of life.
Select one:
a. first four months.
b. first six months
c. first month
d. first year

nature versus nurture

Dr. Smith believes people who are very aggressive have become so because of their life experiences. Dr. Goldberg believes people are more or less aggressive from birth because of genetic factors. Which of the following terms best describes an issue in human development that is highlighted by their disagreement?
Select one:
a. classical versus operant conditioning
b. cognition versus emotion
c. nature versus nurture

conservation

According to Piaget, the ability to understand that simply changing the appearance of an object does not change the object's nature is known as ___________.
Select one:
a. centration
b. conservation
c. reversibility
d. object permanence

interaction between a child and skilled people

Whereas Piaget saw cognitive development as a result of individual discovery and a child's interaction with objects, Vygotsky attributed cognitive development to________.
Select one:
a. biological changes in the brain
b. completing activities in isolation
c. interaction between a child and skilled people
d. unconscious factors

nurture

Juan and Carlos are identical twins. Juan was raised by his father and mother, and Carlos was accidentally placed with another family after a "mix up" at the hospital. At the age of 15, both boys "ran into each other" at a football game and noticed how they appeared to be "mirror images of each other." After proving they were twins by genetic testing, the families discussed some of the differences between the boys. Juan is very athletic and intelligent and excels in basketball but does not take school seriously and has F's in all subjects. Carlos is also athletic and intelligent, and excels in baseball and makes straight A's as a result of his strict home life and study routine. Although they are identical twins, what do you think accounts for the differences in their academic performance based on the research?
Select one:
a. nurture
b. school district superintendent
c. nature
d. teacher appraisals of performance

social learning theory

Rashid and Tawana are watching the classic TV show Leave It to Beaver. After watching the show, they decide to play. Rashid says he will be Ward Cleaver and Tawana should play June Cleaver. This play situation would be best explained by _________.
Select one:
a. Piaget's theory of development
b. social learning theory
c. Freudian psychoanalysis
d. gender schema theory

preoperational

Your little brother has a big ball of clay. While he watches, you roll the ball of clay into a long snake-like shape. He begins to cry because he thinks he has less clay now. Which of Piaget's stages is your brother likely to be in?
Select one:
a. concrete operational
b. preoperational
c. formal operational
d. sensorimotor

nature; Nature versus Nurture controversy

Each of the 10 children born to Ernest and Elvira Orangeburg has been born with red hair. Each child is also very intelligent and athletic. The Orangeburg's are expecting an 11th child who is also likely to be born with the same traits according to ______________ as evidenced in the _____________________.
Select one:
a. environmental factors; Conception Theory
b. nature; Nature versus Nurture controversy
c. teratogens; Conception Theory
d. nurture; Nature versus Nurture controversy

Each of her parents must have one recessive gene for blond hair color

Silvia has blond hair, even though her mother and father each have brown hair. What do we know about Silvia's parents?
Select one:
a. Neither of her parents has a gene for blond hair.
b. At least one of her parents has a recessive gene for blond hair.
c. Each of her parents must have one recessive gene for blond hair color.
d. Each of her parents must have one dominant gene for blond hair.

is also a carrier

Ryan has cystic fibrosis. This means that his mother is a carrier for the cystic fibrosis gene, while his father ____________.
Select one:
a. is also a carrier
b. does not have a cystic fibrosis gene
c. has two cystic fibrosis genes
d. is not a carrier

an extra chromosome on the 21st pair

What is the cause of Down syndrome?
Select one:
a. neurotransmitter excesses
b. an extra chromosome on the 21st pair
c. neurotransmitter deficiencies
d. an extra X chromosome on the 23rd pair

Klinefelter's

Steve was born a male with an extra X chromosome on the 23rd pair. As result he has reduced masculine characteristics, enlarged breasts, and is obese and excessively tall. Which disorder is likely to be diagnosed?
Select one:
a. Turner's
b. Klinefelter's
c. Down
d. PKU

Turner's

Sheila was born a female with only one X chromosome on the 23rd pair. As a result she is infertile, has difficulty learning, and did not develop breast tissue and rounded hips as her female peers did. Which disorder is likely to be diagnosed?
Select one:
a. Turner's
b. Down
c. Klinefelter's
d. PKU

dizygotic twins

_______________develop when two eggs each get fertilized by two different sperm, resulting in two zygotes in the uterus at the same time.
Select one:
a. Fraternal twins
b. Dizygotic twins
c. Wombmates
d. Monozygotic twins

germinal

Marisa is at a point in her pregnancy when the zygote is moving down her uterus, and the placenta and umbilical cord are beginning to form. Which period of prenatal development is Marisa currently experiencing?
Select one:
a. placental
b. embryonic
c. fetal
d. germinal

embryonic period

Emily and her husband are thrilled as they peer into Emily's uterus by means of an ultrasound. The physician reports that the pregnancy appears normal, and that their baby's fingers, toes, heart, and circulatory system are developing as expected. The couple learns that the baby is one inch long. Given this information, the current stage of prenatal development is the_________.
Select one:
a. embryonic period
b. germinal period
c. fetal stage
d. zygotic period

alcohol

Greta's child has facial deformities, a smaller than normal head, heart defects, mental retardation, learning difficulties, and delayed growth. If these defects can be traced to a teratogen used by Greta when she was pregnant, which was she most likely abusing?
Select one:
a. alcohol
b. cocaine
c. marijuana
d. nicotine

the personal fable

Fifteen-year-old Todd is writing an impassioned novel about growing up in America. In his novel he describes his experiences in a way that portrays them as unique, such that no one has ever thought such deep thoughts or experienced such ecstasy before. Todd's writings most clearly reflect ______.
Select one:
a. his developing sense of conscience
b. the personal fable
c. his sense of autonomy
d. the period of rebellion common to all adolescents

imaginary audience

Mary is an adolescent who currently has a small pimple on her cheek that is causing her to be overly self-conscious. She is convinced that everyone she meets stares at and talks about her pimple. Mary's behavior exhibits____________.
Select one:
a. personal fable
b. a sense of idealism
c. puberty
d. imaginary audience

identity versus role confusion

Brad is 18 and is looking into career options. He is currently deciding whether he wants to become a gourmet chef or a race car driver. Brad is at what stage of Erik Erikson's psychosocial development?
Select one:
a. identity versus role confusion
b. intimacy versus isolation
c. integrity versus despair
d. generativity versus stagnation

vision and hearing

Megan just turned 32. She is keenly aware of biological changes that occur as she gets older. What's more, she measures the sensitivity of her senses and other physical characteristics by using sophisticated testing equipment. In which of the following areas is she likely to find some decline?
Select one:
a. sensitivity to taste, muscular strength, and hearing
b. vision and hearing
c. sensitivity to taste, vision, and muscular strength
d. sensitivity to odors and temperatures

menopause

Sarah is in her forties. Her menstrual cycle is irregular and she is experiencing "hot flashes" that are keeping her awake at night. The changes Sarah is experiencing are called _____________.
Select one:
a. menopause
b. the climacteric
c. perimenopause
d. andropause

intimacy

According to Erikson, an emotional and psychological closeness that is based on the ability to trust, share, and care, while still maintaining one's sense of self, is called________
Select one:
a. bonding
b. attraction
c. attachment
d. intimacy

generativity

Aaron is a middle-aged physician. He gives back to the community by acting as a mentor to teenagers interested in entering the medical profession. Erikson would say that Aaron is experiencing _________.
Select one:
a. intimacy
b. integrity
c. generativity
d. identity

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