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The view that development is a cumulative process, gradually adding to the same type of skills is known as ________.

  1. nature
  2. nurture
  3. continuous development
  4. discontinuous development

Developmental psychologists study human growth and development across three domains. Which of the following is not one of these domains?

  1. cognitive
  2. psychological
  3. physical
  4. psychosocial

How is lifespan development defined?

  1. The study of how we grow and change from conception to death.
  2. The study of how we grow and change in infancy and childhood.
  3. The study of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth in children.
  4. The study of emotions, personality, and social relationships.

The idea that even if something is out of sight, it still exists is called ________.

  1. egocentrism
  2. object permanence
  3. conservation
  4. reversibility

Which theorist proposed that moral thinking proceeds through a series of stages?

  1. Sigmund Freud
  2. Erik Erikson
  3. John Watson
  4. Lawrence Kohlberg

According to Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, what is the main task of the adolescent?

  1. developing autonomy
  2. feeling competent
  3. forming an identity
  4. forming intimate relationships

Which of the following is the correct order of prenatal development?

  1. zygote, fetus, embryo
  2. fetus, embryo zygote
  3. fetus, zygote, embryo
  4. zygote, embryo, fetus

The time during fetal growth when specific parts or organs develop is known as ________.

  1. critical period
  2. mitosis
  3. conception
  4. pregnancy

What begins as a single-cell structure that is created when a sperm and egg merge at conception?

  1. embryo
  2. fetus
  3. zygote
  4. infant

Using scissors to cut out paper shapes is an example of ________.

  1. gross motor skills
  2. fine motor skills
  3. large motor skills
  4. small motor skills

The child uses the parent as a base from which to explore her world in which attachment style?

  1. secure
  2. insecure avoidant
  3. insecure ambivalent-resistant
  4. disorganized

The frontal lobes become fully developed ________.

  1. at birth
  2. at the beginning of adolescence
  3. at the end of adolescence
  4. by 25 years old

Who created the very first modern hospice?

  1. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
  2. Cicely Saunders
  3. Florence Wald
  4. Florence Nightingale

Which of the following is the order of stages in Kübler-Ross’s five-stage model of grief?

  1. denial, bargaining, anger, depression, acceptance
  2. anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance, denial
  3. denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance
  4. anger, acceptance, denial, depression, bargaining
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