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Name: ___________________________________ Date: ______________ TEST FORM A Please pick the best answer for each question and bubble your answer in on the scantron. You may write on this exam, but will only receive credit for your answers on the scantron. Be sure to write your name, and write and bubble in your id number, and test form on the scantron as well. GOOD LUCK! 1. A brief electrical charge that travels down the axon of a neuron is called the: A) synapse. B) agonist. C) action potential. D) refractory period. 2. At about eight months of age, people across the world start to ________ strangers; as adults they prefer the company of those whose attributes are ________ to their own. A) fear; similar B) enjoy; different C) fear; different D) enjoy; similar 3. Studies of monkeys raised with artificial mothers suggest that mother-infant emotional bonds result primarily from mothers providing infants with: A) adequate nourishment. B) body contact. C) the opportunity to explore. D) permissive parenting. 4. Which of the following represents the correct order of Piaget's stages of cognitive development? A) preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational, sensorimotor B) sensorimotor, preoperational, formal operational, concrete operational C) sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational D) preoperational, sensorimotor, concrete operational, formal operational 5. One argument against the death penalty for 16- and 17-year-olds is that maturation of the ________ lags behind maturation of the ________. A) brainstem; pituitary B) pituitary; brainstem C) limbic system; frontal lobe D) frontal lobe; limbic system
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6. The master gland of the endocrine system is the: A) thyroid gland. B) adrenal gland. C) pituitary gland. D) pancreas. 7. Reuptake refers to the: A) movement of neurotransmitter molecules across a synaptic gap. B) release of hormones into the bloodstream. C) inflow of electrically charged atoms through an axon membrane. D) reabsorption of excess neurotransmitter molecules by a sending neuron. 8. If a genetically based attraction to beautiful people contributes to survival, that trait will likely be passed on to subsequent generations. This best illustrates: A) gender typing. B) natural selection. C) behavior genetics. D) collectivism. 9. Chloe can clearly sense when her sister's teasing is intended to be friendly fun or a hostile put-down. This best illustrates that Chloe has developed a(n): A) sense of object permanence. B) insecure attachment. C) concept of conservation. D) theory of mind. 10. Hormones are the chemical messengers of the: A) autonomic nervous system. B) endocrine system. C) limbic system. D) reticular formation. 11. One of the three major concerns of developmental psychology centers around the
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