Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

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Piaget's theory of mental development is divided into:

4 stages
6 stages
8 stages
12 stages
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In Harlow's famous "attachment experiments", which substitute mother did baby monkeys stay close to?

An inflated balloon "mother"
The terry-cloth "mother"
The wire "mother"
A banana "mother"
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At what age do children typically begin "the babbling phase" of speech development?

2-4 months
5-6 months
11-14 months
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According to Piaget, at what age do children begin to systematically generate and test hypotheses?

4-7 years old
8-11 years old
11-13 years old
14-16 years old
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What is the infant "rooting reflex"?

Grasping tightly onto anything that touches the palm of their hand.
Closing eyes when faced with bright light.
Turning head toward pressure on their cheek
Smelling all food before eating it.
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In Erikson's Psychosocial Stage Theory he says that each developmental stage of life consists of a crisis that must be overcome. How many stages does he outline in this theory?

4 stages
6 stages
8 stages
10 stages
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The "Strange Situation" laboratory procedure tests attachment between primary caregiver and child. During the procedure, the primary caregiver moves in and out of an unfamiliar room leaving the child alone and/or with a stranger. The child's response during each phase of the test indicates their attachment to the primary caregiver. What famous researcher developed this laboratory procedure?

John Bowlby
Sigmund Freud
Gene Harlow
Mary Ainsworth
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Of the following, which type of child's play is the most cognitively complex?

Parallel play
Solitary play
Practice play
Dramatic play
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During which of Freud's Psychosexual stages of development do people repress all interest in sexuality?

Oral (0 - 18 months)
Anal (1½ - 3 years)
Phallic (3 - 6 years)
Latency (6 years-puberty)
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Where did Piaget obtain most of his data for his theory of mental development?

His wife's nursery school
Home visits to families in the community
His own children
Case studies and books
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