Lifespan Development (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 19 - 21 of 54

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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 (5) Response

a.

genotype.

b.

chromosomes.

c.

alleles.

d.

eugenics

e.

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 (5) Response

a.

methagen

b.

cephalocaudal

c.

teratogen

d.

proximodistal

e.

androgen

Question number: 21

» Lifespan Development » Perception and Cognition

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Milie is 9 months old and peek-a-boo is her favorite game, and recently she has begun to pry at her mother’s fingers when Mother covers her face. Milie has developed ________, the understanding that Mother is still behind her hands even when Milie can’t see her.

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

object permanence

b.

concrete operations

c.

accommodation

d.

sensory operations

e.

conservation

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