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Question 1

Developmental Theories
Continuity & Stages

Question

MCQ▾

You are playing with a neighbor՚s son, Sam. He is taking a stick and waving it through the air, making airplane noises. You then take the stick and push it along the ground, making car noises. Sam angrily takes back the stick and says, “No, it՚s a plane!” Sam appears to be in Piaget՚s

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

post-operational stage.

b.

preoperational stage.

c.

concrete operational stage.

d.

sensorimotor stage.

e.

period of formal operations.

Question 2

Developmental Theories
Stability & Change

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MCQ▾

Erikson՚s psychosocial developmental stage in which success is achieved by having a secure social attachment with a caregiver is known as:

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

integrity versus despair

b.

industry versus inferiority

c.

generativity versus stagnation

d.

autonomy versus shame and doubt

e.

trust versus mistrust

Question 3

Developmental Theories
Continuity & Stages

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MCQ▾

According to ________, all children pass through a series of distinct stages in their intellectual development.

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

Skinner

b.

Piaget

c.

Harlow

d.

Bloom

e.

Watson

Question 4

Developmental Theories
Continuity & Stages

Question

MCQ▾

From the perspective of Erik Erikson, life stages are important because

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

each signals a new stage of cognitive development.

b.

each involves a crisis or dilemma.

c.

each is an expression of biological programming.

d.

each involves an absolute reason.

e.

their failure to appear is evidence of psychopathology.

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