Lifespan Development (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 12 - 14 of 54

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Question number: 12

» Lifespan Development » Perception and Cognition

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Scott’s family has a cat, so when he sees any small four-legged furry creature, he says “doggie. ” The pattern of thought that provides Scott with a concept with which to compare his understanding of “doggie” is called

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

a schema.

b.

object permanence.

c.

accommodation.

d.

assimilation.

e.

maturation

Question number: 13

» Lifespan Development » Nature-Nurture

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When a sperm and egg unite at conception, the fertilized egg, and all the body cells that eventually develop from it (except for sperm cells and ova) contain

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Choice (5) Response

a.

46 chromosomes in 23 pairs

b.

23 pairs of genes

c.

23 chromosomes

d.

22 pairs of genes

e.

46 pairs of chromosomes

Question number: 14

» Lifespan Development » Nature-Nurture

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Scott’s father has blue eyes, but Scott & his mother has brown eyes. As an adult, Scott marries a woman with blue eyes, and now they are expecting their first baby. Is it possible for the child to be born with blue eyes?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

No. As long as one parent has brown eyes the child will always have brown eyes.

b.

No. Since Scott has brown eyes, he only carries genes for brown eyes.

c.

Yes. Scott may carry the recessive gene for blue eyes.

d.

Yes. When one parent has blue eyes and the other has brown, the child always has a 50 % chance of getting the blue eyes.

e.

cannot be determined. The color of the eye does not depend on parents eye color.

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