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UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONSMay/June 2020 PYC 2602 (470770)Child and Adolescent Psychology 70 MarksDuration: 2 hoursEXAMINERS: FIRST: PROF I FERNS MRS EL GORDON MRS PB MOKGALTLHE MR BR PALAKATSELA This paper consists of 22 pages. Instructions: The total number of questions for this paper is 70,and this number must be inserted in the Number of Questionsfield. Read the Honesty Declaration statement, then click the checkbox to acknowledge that you have read the statement. If you agree with the Honesty Declaration statement, type I AGREE in the text box. You cannot continue with the submission process if you do not complete the requirements of the declaration. Click on the Continue button. Filling out the multiple-choice answers: This paper consists of 70 multiple-choice questions with three answer options next to each one. Please note that each row represents a question in your examination paper. Click on the radio button [the small circle] that corresponds to your answer for that question. Click on the Continue button to verify the answers to your multiple-choice examination paper. If you want to restart the examination, click on Clear Form to remove all your selections and start from new. After completing your answers, you must: (i) Click on the Continue button to submit your answer for the examination question. If you do not click Continue, no submission action will take place. (ii) You should see an Assessment submission report. It is advisable to print this page or make a screen capture for record purposes. A copy of this page will also be emailed to your myLife email account. Open Rubric
2 PYC2602 May/June 2020 [TURN OVER] QUESTION 1 A critical period in development is … (a) a stage of development when a specific type of learning can take place; before or after the critical period that specific learning is difficult or even impossible. (b) a stage of development where certain external influences may have a maximum effect on development, but they may also have an effect before or after the critical period. (c) a form of learning that takes place during a short, early period in life of an organism when attachment to members of the same species and sometimes to members of some other species occurs. (d) a synonym for sensitive or optimal periods of development. (e) a predetermined developmental timetable, without the input or influence from the environment. The correct answer is: (1) (a) (2) (b), (c) & (e) (3) (a), (c), (d) & (e) QUESTION 2 Which of the following are the goals of child psychology? (a) To describe the characteristic changes from conception to about 18 years of age. (b) To explain the causes of developmental changes. (c) To predict possible future behaviour. (d) To improve children’s well-being. The correct answer is: (1) (a) & (b) (2) (c) & (d) (3) All of the above QUESTION 3 Learning theories made valuable contributions to child psychology because they … (a) regarded culture as an important factor.