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Psychology 2e

Critical Thinking Questions

Psychology 2eCritical Thinking Questions


Describe the nature versus nurture controversy, and give an example of a trait and how it might be influenced by each?


Compare and contrast continuous and discontinuous development.


Why should developmental milestones only be used as a general guideline for normal child development?


What is the difference between assimilation and accommodation? Provide examples of each.


Why was Carol Gilligan critical of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development?


What is egocentrism? Provide an original example.


What are some known teratogens, and what kind of damage can they do to the developing fetus?


What is prenatal care and why is it important?


Describe what happens in the embryonic stage of development. Describe what happens in the fetal stage of development.


What makes a personal quality part of someone’s personality?


Describe some of the newborn reflexes. How might they promote survival?


Compare and contrast the four parenting styles and describe the kinds of childhood outcomes we can expect with each.


What is emerging adulthood and what are some factors that have contributed to this new stage of development?


Describe the five stages of grief and provide examples of how a person might react in each stage.


What is the purpose of hospice care?

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