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Shoreline community college Lifespan Psychology Exam Tests 1-4

The Critical intellectual accomplishment of adulthood is:

combining emotion and knowledge

The study in which adults were asked to suggest solutions to 15 real-life problems demonstrated that:

Familiarity with situations enabled adults to be more flexible

Cross cultural research on thinking has demonstrated that compared to Asians, Americans are more likely to

Arrive at one correct answer

The first phase of college students thinking is:

believing in the existence of clear and perfect truths

What about couples who cohabit before they are married is true?

They are more likely to divorce if they marry

The idea that intelligence declines throughout adulthood was

supported by cross-sectional studies

The Flynn effect refers to the

rise in average IQ over the generations

When Schaie tested adult intelligence using a cross-sequential research design, he found:

a gain until the late 50's in all but one ability

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