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According to Erikson, achieving a sense of identity is the special task of the


The process of imprinting involves the formation of a(n)


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

a theory of mind

A mother who is slow in responding to her infant's cries of distress is most likely to encourage

insecure attachment

According to Freud, boys are most likely to experience the Oedipus complex during the ________ stage.


Avoiding physical punishment is to ________ morality as respecting the laws of society is to ________ morality.

preconventional; conventional

Dr. Matsuko's major research interest is the long-term effects of child-rearing practices on the psychological adjustment of offspring. It is most likely that Dr. Matsuko is a(n) ________ psychologist.


During the course of successful prenatal development, a human organism begins as a(n)

zygote and finally develops into a fetus.

During which of Piaget's stages does a person develop an awareness that things continue to exist even when they are not perceived?


Freud said that when you get "stuck" at a stage of development it is called,


Gene spends a good deal of time bragging about his numerous sexual exploits. Freud would have suggested that Gene is fixated at the ________ stage.


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)


Mrs. Pearson cut Judy's hot dog into eight pieces and Sylvia's into six pieces. Sylvia cried because she felt she wasn't getting as much hot dog as Judy. Piaget would say that Sylvia doesn't understand the principle of


One night after he heard his parents arguing, 4-year-old Wei had a vivid dream in which he saved his mother from being bitten by a large snake. A psychoanalyst would most likely suspect that Wei's dream reflects a(n)

Oedipus complex

Sixteen-year-old Brenda questions her parents' values but does not fully accept her friends' standards either. Her confusion about what she really wants and values in life suggests that Brenda is struggling with the problem of


Two-year-old Damien frequently refuses to obey his parents because he derives immense pleasure from demonstrating his independence from their control. Freud would have suggested that Damien is going through the ________ stage of development.


If Bobby is 5 years old, what cognitive phenomenon is he trying to master, according to Piaget?


For a 3 year old's psychosocial development, if a child is not encouraged to take initiative, they may experience ___________


Your 60 year old grandma is reflecting on her life to see if she lived a good life. According to Erikson she is working through __________________.

integrity vs. despair

Little Debbie is playing with her toy rabbit when her brother takes it away and hides it behind his back. Debbie does not look for it so we can say she has not developed _______________.

object permanence

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