Knowledge Check 7: Chapters 13 and 14

Ninety percent of U.S. adults will have married by age ______.
A. 25
B. 30
C. 45
D. 60
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What is epistemic cognition?
A. the ways in which individuals understand the nature of knowledge and how they arrive at ideas, beliefs, and conclusions
B. polar reasoning in which knowledge and accounts of phenomena are viewed as either right or wrong with no in-between
C. knowledge is viewed as relative, dependent on the situation and thinker
D. reasoning that synthesizes contradictions among perspectives
Crowds form in college because of ______. A. a social setting that has adults in the same age range B. rigorous academic standards C. a social setting that includes a wide variety of ages D. lack of peers and communal interestsA. a social setting that has adults in the same age rangeCurrently, divorce rates in Western industrialized countries have ______. A. increased dramatically B. stabilized and even declined C. increased by a small amount D. declined dramaticallyB. stabilized and even declinedIn adulthood, close friendships are based on ______. A. sexual attraction B. financial gain C. reciprocity D. freedomC. reciprocityThe decision that partners make to stay with one another is called ______. A. commitment B. passion C. love D. harmonyA. commitmentEffective sexual assault prevention involves ______. A. educating women on how to dress in a nonsexual manner B. Debunking rape myths such as sexuality provoking an attack C. telling women they need to report a sexual attack to the police D. educating men on being clear about their sexual intentionsB. Debunking rape myths such as sexuality provoking an attackDevelopmental scientists pose that recent social changes mean that traditional markers of adulthood are ______. A. delayed B. speeded up C. nonexistent D. irrelevantA. delayedWhat is the leading cause of disease in the United States? A. pollution B. smoking C. obesity D. alcoholB. smokingMost people marry during which stage of adulthood? A. emerging B. early C. middle D. lateB. earlyWomen most commonly describe their male-female friendships as ______. A. just buddies B. sibling relationships C. potentially sexual D. definitely platonicB. sibling relationshipsSenescence is defined as ______. A. rapid, abnormal age-related declines in physical functioning B. gradual age-related declines in physical functioning C. cognitive deficits resulting from substance use D. physical deficits resulting from substance useB. gradual age-related declines in physical functioning