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5 Matching questions

  1. Assimilation
  2. Longitudinal Study
  3. Stranger Anxiety
  4. Sensorimotor Stage
  5. Preoperational Stage
  1. a in Piaget's theory, the stage (from about 2 to 6 or 7 years of age) during which a child learns to use language but does not yet comprehend the mental operations of concrete logic
  2. b the fear of strangers that infants commonly display, beginning by about 8 months of age. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 155)
  3. c research in which the same people are restudied and retested over a long period
  4. d in Piaget's theory, the stage (from birth to about 2 years of age) during which infants know the world mostly in terms of their sensory impressions and motor activities
  5. e interpreting one's new experience in terms of one's existing schemas

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the principle (which Piaget believed to be a part of concrete operational reasoning) that properties such as mass, volume, and number remain the same despite changes in the forms of objects
  2. people's ideas about their own and others' mental states -- about their feelings, perceptions, and thoughts and the behavior these might predict
  3. one's accumulated knowledge and verbal skills; tends to increase with age
  4. a sense of one's identity and personal worth. all our thoughts and feelings about ourselves, in order to answer the question, "Who am i?"
  5. the time of natural cessation of menstruation; also refers to the biological changes a woman experiences as her ability to reproduce declines

5 True/False questions

  1. Basic Trustaccording to Erik Erikson, a sense that the world is predictable and trustworthy; said to be formed during infancy by appropriate experiences with responsive caregivers


  2. Critical Periodan optimal period shortly after birth when an organism's exposure to certain stimuli or experiences produces proper development


  3. Intimacyone's sense of self; according to Erikson, the adolescent's task is to solidify a sense of self by testing and integrating various roles


  4. Accommodationinterpreting one's new experience in terms of one's existing schemas


  5. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)an emotional tie with another person; shown in young children by their seeking closeness to the caregiver and showing distress on separation