Resilience is the capacity to achieve competence in life despite initially challenging
circumstances (p. 100). In other words, resilient individuals have the ability to develop in a
normal way and at a normal rate despite being faced with circumstances th
Study Guide Answers: Exam 1
1. One developmental controversy is biological factors versus environmental influences.
Early on, psychologists believed that the course of development was mostly determined
by biological factors. Other theorists h
Study Essay Questions for the First Exam
At least three controversies were described in class and in the text.
Describe the debate about how best to describe development.
What is the best resoluti