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Question number: 1

» Developmental Psychology » Developmental Theories » Continuity & Stages

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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

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Choice (4) Response

a.

period of formal operations.

b.

preoperational stage.

c.

concrete operational stage.

d.

sensorimotor stage.

Question number: 2

» Developmental Psychology » Developmental Theories » Stability & Change

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

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Choice (4) Response

a.

trust versus mistrust

b.

integrity versus despair

c.

autonomy versus shame and doubt

d.

generativity versus stagnation

Question number: 3

» Developmental Psychology » Developmental Theories » Continuity & Stages

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

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Piaget

b.

Watson

c.

Bloom

d.

Skinner

Question number: 4

» Developmental Psychology » Developmental Theories » Continuity & Stages

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

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Choice (4) Response

a.

each is an expression of biological programming.

b.

each involves a crisis or dilemma.

c.

each signals a new stage of cognitive development.

d.

their failure to appear is evidence of psychopathology.

Question number: 5

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Behavior directed by self-accepted moral principles represents the ________ level of moral development.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

postconventional

b.

preconventional

c.

unconventional

d.

operational

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