Test Bank For Essentials of Life-Span Development 2nd Edition By Santrock
ISBN-10: 007353207X, ISBN-13: 978-0073532073
1. Development is best defined as a pattern of movement or change that:
A. begins at birth and continues throughout childhood.
B. begins at conception and continues until the person is fully grown.
C. begins at birth and ends when the person begins to decline due to age.
D. begins at conception and continues throughout the human life span.
2. Two developmental psychologists are having a conversation. One believes in the traditional view of
developmental change; the other believes in the life-span view. Most likely, they would DISAGREE
A. the scientific methods used to study development.
B. whether the tabula rasa or innate goodness positions were correct.
C. whether most developmental change occurs in infancy and early childhood or in later phases of
D. whether the earlier theorists, such as Freud and Jung, were correct or whether the later theorists, such as
Piaget and Skinner, were correct.
3. The traditional and life-span perspectives are contrasting views of developmental change. According to
the life-span perspective, when do developmental changes occur?
A. during infancy and early childhood
B. during adolescence and early adulthood
C. during middle and late adulthood
D. during childhood and adulthood
4. A life-span theorist believes that:
A. developmental changes occur in the child and adolescent years of life.
B. the most important developmental changes occur during the first 10 years of life.
C. developmental changes occur throughout childhood and adulthood.
D. the most important developmental changes occur in the middle of life.
5. What does the traditional view of human development state about developmental change in adulthood?
A. There are few or no changes that occur during adulthood.
B. There are extreme changes that occur during adulthood.
C. There are constant changes that occur during adulthood.
D. There are more changes in earlier adulthood than in later adulthood