Psyc 7 – Practice Exam #1 These questions are provided as EXAMPLES for the type of questions you can expect on the exam. If a topic is not on this practice exam it does NOT mean that it will not be covered on you actual exam. Refer to your study outline for all the topics that you might be tested on. Note: your actual exam will include approximately 40 multiple choice questions (worth 2 points each) and 20 true/false questions (worth 1 point each) for a total of 100 points. 1. Yacef is interested in determining whether children develop virtually the same way in Algeria as they do in other parts of the world. Yacef’s research deals primarily with the ____ issue of human development. a. psychological versus biological forces b. universal versus context-specific development c. nature versus nurture d. continuity versus discontinuity 2. Daisy and Rose are identical twins who were separated at birth. Daisy was raised in the United States, whereas Rose spent her childhood in Austria. Which force would likely explain most of the differences between their behaviors as teens? a. Psychological b. Nature-based c. Biological d. Sociocultural 3. Rutger believes that, rather than progressing through a sequence of stages, mental processes gradually get more complex and efficient. Rutger is most likely a proponent of 4. Professor Linwood always makes a point of learning the names of all the students in her class. She used to always be able to do this in her head but has recently found that she needs note cards to help her remember. This change in behavior is best described as
5. The biggest difference between Vygotsky’s approach to development and that of Piaget and the information-processing approach is that Vygotsky placed more emphasis on 6. Which research study would you most expect to see from a researcher with a life-course perspective? a. The effect of smoking on neurotransmitter systems and memory b. How memory processes change from infancy to old age c. Growing up in the 1960s, and its influence on drug-taking behavior in middle adulthood d. Sex differences in marital satisfaction
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