Lifespan Development (GRE Psychology): Questions 17 - 20 of 54

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Question number: 17

» Lifespan Development » Theories, Applications and Issues

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Which of the following theorists has been recognized for creating a developmental theory that covers the entire life span?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Abraham Maslow

b.

Erik Erikson

c.

Lawrence Kohlberg

d.

Jean Piaget

Question number: 18

» Lifespan Development » Nature-Nurture

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Researchers have determined that bipolar disorder is more heritable than a major depressive disorder. They found that the more closely related family members are to someone with bipolar disorder, the more likely they are to have bipolar disorder themselves. The correlation is not as strong with major depressive disorders. These types of researchers are referred to as

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

psychiatrists.

b.

physicians

c.

evolutionary psychologists.

d.

behavior geneticists.

Question number: 19

» Lifespan Development » Nature-Nurture

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Dr. Scott’s class is learning about genes and tells that not all of the information contained in our genes is used, either because the environment doesn’t trigger certain tendencies, or because another genetic tendency took precedence. The genetic information that IS active in a particular person is expressed through observable characteristics. We call these characteristics

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

alleles.

b.

eugenics

c.

genotype.

d.

phenotype.

Question number: 20

» Lifespan Development » Physical and Motor

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Mary’s dermatologist has recommended a drug called Accune for her acne. Accutane has potentially serious detrimental effects on a fetus, so Mary is required to have a pregnancy test both before she begins treatment and every month that she takes the medication. In this situation, Accune would act as a/an ________ on an unborn child.

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

methagen

b.

cephalocaudal

c.

teratogen

d.

androgen

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