The study of human development may best be described as an attempt to understand:
how and why people change across the life span.
A crucial element of the science of human development is the:
focus on all kinds of people, young and old.
Traits, capacities, and limitations that we each receive from our biological parents are said to be a result of:
Even though both of LaMont's parents are less than 5ft, LaMont has grown to a height of 5'11''. His parents lived through the depression era, and LaMont has always had plenty of food and good medical care. His tall height is most likely a result of which of the following?
When an emergent theory becomes a consistent and reoccuring source of research, and becomes comprehensive and widely applied, it has become what type of theory?
According to psychoanalytic theories, human development is mainly determined by:
our unconscious motives and drives.
Psychoanalytic theory views intrinsic drives and motives as the foundation for:
every aspect of thinking and behavior.
Freud believed that all people experience _________ related to various parts of their bodies.
The fragile and tiny cell mass that is composed of cells from the duplicated, divided, and differentiated zygote is called:
By one weeks after conception, the multiplying cells have divided into outer cells enclosing a mass of inner cells. The inner cells will become the:
An average, or standard, measurement, calculated from many individuals within a specific group or population is known as a:
The Swiss scientist who emphasized that infants are active learners and that early learning is based on sensory and motor skills was:
During the sensorimotor stage, the main task is to:
use senses and motor skills to understand the world.
Which of the following is characteristic of the emotions that develop over the course of the first 2 years of life?
They are spontaneous and uncensored.
Between the ages of 2 and 6, a well-nourished child will gain about ______ pounds and grow about ______ inches per year.
4.5 ; 3
Which of following is a reason why children of African descent vary more in body size than children of other ethnicity?
They are more genetically diverse.