Lifespan Development (GRE Psychology): Questions 21 - 24 of 54

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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 (4) Response

a.

concrete operations

b.

sensory operations

c.

object permanence

d.

conservation

Question number: 22

» Lifespan Development » Theories, Applications and Issues

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Piaget felt that most elementary school teachers treat children in the concrete operational period as if they were in the formal operational period. That is, in his opinion, most teachers of elementary school children

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

are too concerned with life adjustment issues

b.

lecture too much and allow too little experimentation

c.

assign too little homework

d.

are too disciplined and require too much formality

Question number: 23

» Lifespan Development » Nature-Nurture

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When examining the nature-nurture issue, scientist have concluded that

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

behavior is the product of the interaction of nature and nurture

b.

behavior is determined by the mind, which is not a physical entity

c.

behavior is the product of nurture

d.

behavior is half nature and half nurture

Question number: 24

» Lifespan Development » Social and Personality

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Michelle has a double stroller for her 1 year old fraternal twins. She has noticed that when someone stops to admire the children, Jonah smiles and laughs if the stranger talks to him, while Micky is more likely to look up at her mother with an uncertain expression. If the stranger talks to Micky, she ducks her head and sometimes even covers her eyes with her hands. Since Michelle has treated both of her children the same way, she knows that Jonah and Micky have different

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

information processing speeds.

b.

temperaments.

c.

information-search strategies.

d.

information-diagnosis stage

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