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APSY 220 Chapter 12
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For nonsmokers, _____ is reduced 4 percent per decade.
A study of nearly 40,000 adults in the United States who had been in committed relationships for at least three years revealed that about _____ were highly satisfied with their sex lives, whereas _____ were not.
In which of the following countries do men die on average 13 years earlier than women do?
Which of these viruses can cross the blood-brain barrier and destroy neurons in the brain?
mad cow disease
one of the first visible signs of senescence.
At the extremes, some 26- to 38-year-olds age at least _____ times as quickly as others do.
Ji-Sah is 13 years old. Lately she has noticed that she cannot see the birds in the tree outside of her bedroom window. Ji-Sah's mother suspects that she may need glasses for:
Gwen is 32 years old and already worried about getting wrinkles. Which of these does Gwen NOT need to worry about avoiding as she gets older?
Lieu is measured to having a body mass index of 26. She is categorized as being:
Poor circulation, viruses, and drug abuse could all contribute to _____ in middle adulthood.
severe brain loss
Which person is MOST likely to develop depression?
David, who lives alone and lives a sedentary lifestyle
Which of these sufferers of alcohol use disorder is MOST likely to cause harm to their families?
Theodore, who is 45 years old
At 54, Bradford is an avid golfer. He noticed that he has lost 20 yards on his drive over the last three years. He also noticed that his back is stiff after playing a round of golf. His golf teacher tells him that he is no longer able to make as big a turn with the golf club, and this is causing him to lose distance on his drive. This is a result of:
his joints losing flexibility
Judith and Ken are trying to conceive. Which of these does Ken NOT have to avoid in order to maximize the health of his sperm?
Beatrice and Xavier have been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for over a year. Who is MOST likely the source of infertility?
both Beatrice and Xavier are equally likely to be the source of their infertility
Ted, 65, was surprised when told by his physician during his yearly physical that he was 5 feet, 11 inches tall. Ted's physician told him not to worry because by his age people lose:
about an inch of height.
Which of these people, who are all citizens of the same country, would be MOST likely to die first?
John, age 65
Who proposed that intelligence is a single entity?
According to the text, it is an automatic activity for MOST adults who drive to:
converse with a passenger
The Seattle Longitudinal Study reached the conclusion that:
most people's mental abilities improve during adulthood.
When complex actions and the thoughts that they require have become routine, the actions are described as being _____.
What type of intelligence would be MOST valued and useful in times when food is scarce and basic survival a challenge?
Aisha is an expert college professor. She designs her courses in ways that allow her to handle any unexpected issues that may arise during the semester. The way she plans her course would represent the _____ component of her expertise.
Marco is extremely imaginative. He is often hired by start-up companies to help develop new and innovative ideas and products. He would be described as having high _____ intelligence.
Gilles has been a professional basketball player for 10 years. He has lost some speed and is not as strong as he once was, but he is still a great shooter. In fact, he's considered a shooting specialist on his team. He practices this skill daily. Gilles is demonstrating:
selective optimization with compensation.
The text suggests that traffic accidents caused by talking on the phone while driving are a problem of:
the multitasking brain
In which situation would practical intelligence be the MOST valuable?
in times of survival
Laverne's scores on different parts of an IQ test are very different from one another. Laverne's profile of scores on the test:
contradicts the view of intelligence offered by Spearman.
Which is an example of selective optimization with compensation?
Jarvis, who has always been a history buff, is intensively studying the Nazi resistance movements in Holland and France during World War II.
Asking someone to write a story entitled "The Octopus' Sneakers" would be a way of testing the person's _____ intelligence.
_____ is genetically coded for every species.
All of these behaviors among high school students may be potentially damaging to their hearing EXCEPT:
using a noise machine at night to sleep.
In retrospect, scientists recognized that studies of the efficacy of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause were influenced by a lack of random assignment and as such the results of these studies been questioned because:
all subjects were of higher socioeconomic status.
Approximately _____ of adults in the United States are overweight, as defined by a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25.
_____ protects health between nations as well as within them.
According to a 2018 study, approximately _____ people die from opioid overdose every day in the United States.
Who is credited with first realizing that intelligence may actually increase between ages 20 and 50?
Which type of intelligence would be MOST valued and MOST useful in times when food is scarce and basic survival is a challenge?
Which statement about intelligence and culture is TRUE?
The type of intelligence that is valued depends on the culture.
Which of these does NOT describe expert thought?
To say that everyone develops some form of expertise demonstrates:
The skill, flexibility, and strategies needed to raise a family MOST likely require:
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