Test Bank for Life Span Human Development Australian and New Zealand 2nd Edition by Sigelman

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Test Bank for Life Span Human Development Australian and New Zealand 2nd Edition by Sigelman

CHAPTER 1: UNDERSTANDING LIFESPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

  1. Development can best be defined as:
a. systematic changes and continuities from ‘womb to tomb’.
b. unpredictable and unenduring events from ‘womb to tomb’.
c. physical changes from ‘womb to tomb’.
d. biological and psychological deterioration from ‘womb to tomb’.

ANS: A                    PTS: 1                                DIF: Easy      TOP: Defining development

 

  1. The fact that development often involves continuities speaks to the fact that over time, humans tend to:
a. remain the same. c. become less active.
b. become more intelligent. d. undergo orderly patterns of change.

ANS: A                    PTS: 1                                 DIF: Moderate         TOP: Defining development

 

  1. The three broad domains explored by developmental psychologists are:
a. motor, interpersonal, cognitive. c. personality, motor, learning.
b. physical, cognitive, psychosocial. d. interpersonal, maturational, learning.

ANS: B                    PTS: 1                                 DIF: Easy                 TOP: Defining development

 

  1. Albert, a developmental psychologist, conducts research on children’s emotional reactions to studying math in school. Albert is concerned with children’s _____ development.
a. cognitive c. physical
b. maturational d. psychosocial

ANS: D                    PTS: 1                                DIF: Moderate         TOP: Defining development

 

  1. Which is best categorised as being in the cognitive domain of development?
a. Physical maturation of the body c. Poor interpersonal skills
b. A changing personality d. Language acquisition

ANS: D                    PTS: 1                                DIF: Moderate         TOP: Defining development

 

  1. Which of the following does NOT belong on a list of key aspects of physical development?
a. Change in motor ability c. Change in short-term memory
b. Change in body organ efficiency d. Change in skin tone (e.g., wrinkling)

ANS: C                    PTS: 1                                DIF: Moderate         TOP: Defining development

 

  1. Traditionally, growth has been defined as:
a. physical changes that occur from conception to maturity.
b. the biological unfolding of genetic potential.
c. positive changes across the lifespan.
d. gains, changes, and losses at each stage of the life cycle.

ANS: A                    PTS: 1                                DIF: Moderate         TOP: Defining development

 

  1. ________ ageing involves the deterioration of an organism that eventually results indeath.
a. Cognitive c. Behavioural
b. Psychosocial d. Biological

ANS: D                    PTS: 1                                DIF: Easy      TOP: Defining development

 

  1. Ageing is most accurately defined as involving _________ in the maturing organism.
a. only negative changes c. both negative and positive changes
b. only positive changes d. neither positive nor negative changes

ANS: C                    PTS: 1                                DIF: Moderate         TOP: Defining development

 

  1. A socially defined age group, with culture-specific assigned roles, privileges, and
    responsibilities is referred to as:
a. an age norm.
b. an age grade.
c. a social clock.
d. an ageism.

ANS: B                    PTS: 1                                DIF: Moderate         TOP: Conceptualising the life span

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