Unit 3: Quiz 1

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Nutrients and oxygen are transferred from a mother to her developing fetus through the:

placenta

If research suggested that a pregnant mother's use of an artificial sweetener caused harm to the fetus, the artificial sweetener would be considered a(n):

teratogen

Three-month-old Andrew was obviously startled by the first ring of the telephone, but with each subsequent ring he seemed to become less reactive. This best illustrates the process of:

habituation

The heart begins to beat during the _____________ period of prenatal development.

embryonic

By a week after birth, infants are able to distinguish between their mothers' and strangers':

body odors

Two closed, pyramid shaped beakers containing clearly identical amounts of a liquid are suddenly judged by a child to hold different amounts after one of the beakers inverted. The child apparently lacks a:

concept of conservation

A child's realization that others may have beliefs which the child knows to be false best illustrates the development of:

a theory of mind

The process of imprinting occurs during a brief developmental phase known as:

a critical period

"I don't care whether you want to wash the dishes, you will do so because I said so!" This statement is most representative of a(n) ______________ parenting style.

authoritarian

After Nadia learned that penguins can't fly, she had to modify her existing concept of birds. This best illustrates the process of:

assimilation

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