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This activity contains 23 questions.

Question 1.
Which of the following is the best definition of maturation?

 
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Question 2.
Garrett has recently grown about a half an inch taller, and his feet have grown two shoe sizes. Garrett is experiencing changes in:

 
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Question 3.
Belinda has a good memory for details and facts. She is also practicing her problem-solving skills. Belinda is making improvements in the ________ domain.

 
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Question 4.
Which of the following is closely associated with the "nature" side of the nature versus nurture controversy?

 
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Question 5.
As children get older, they gradually develop more complex cognitive skills. This gradual increase in ability can be thought of as ________.

 
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Question 6.
Beverly is feeling a little anxious, now that her best friend, Sylvia is getting married. This leaves Beverly the only single person among her close friends. The pressure to marry and have children is associated with ________.

 
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Question 7.
Baby-boomers are BEST thought of as an example of a(n) ________.

 
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Question 8.
An in-depth examination of a single individual is called ________.

 
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Question 9.

Jerrod plans to test his hypothesis that grades and study time are related. He is going to have some students study a lot and others not at all. He has a third group of students who will just continue studying as they usually do. Although he is looking for a correlation, Jerrod's plans call for ________.
 
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Question 10.
If you wish to study the relationship between weight loss and exercise, exercise is ________.

 
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Question 11.
If you wish to study the relationship between education and financial success, financial success is ________.

 
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Question 12.
Sarah is a sociologist who intends to spend several months studying the Sunni Muslim culture in Iraq. She hopes to eventually have a fairly detailed picture of their culture. Sarah's study would BEST be considered ________.

 
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Question 13.
Micah has been asked to participate in a sleep study. He has been told what to expect, and what the possible risks are that are associated with this type of project. Researchers are giving Micah this information because of the ethical principle known as ________.

 
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Question 14.
________ is development that deviates from the typical developmental pathway in a direction that is harmful to the individual.

 
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Question 15.
Darius is going to the park to study the interactions of the children and how they plan and get along together. He plans to just watch them, without interfering in their activities. This is an example of ________.

 
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Question 16.
The idea that adults can mold children into anything is consistent with the blank slate view.

   
 
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Question 17.
The most widely-used source for advice on child-rearing today comes from books like the one by Benjamin Spock.

   
 
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Question 18.
The nature versus nurture question looks at which elements of human development are present due to genetics and which are the result of the environment.

   
 
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Question 19.
Growing taller is considered a qualitative change.

   
 
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Question 20.
Learning to walk is a group-specific change.

   
 
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Question 21.
Della thinks that all old people are senile and slow. Della's attitude is an example of ageism.

   
 
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Question 22.
A longitudinal study involves following the same group of participants over a long period of time.

   
 
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Question 23.
Participants in a study that involves deception have the right to be informed about the deception as part of informed consent.

   
 
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