1.what is the term used to describe tests that determine how well a person will perform on
a specific range of tasks?
2. Dr. Elksnitis wants to study the affects of age on creativity, but he does not have a lot
of money or time, and he is concerned with the prospect of his subjects dropping out of
the study, which method of measuring development should he use?
3. A mother drank alcohol during her pregnancy, and gave birth to a child with
abnormalities in mental functioning, growth, and facial development. This child can be
said to have ___________
fetal alcohol syndrome
4. A substance, such as a drug, that is capable of producing physical defects is referred to
as a _____________
5. Achieving the milestone of “conservations” marks the transcendence of which of
Piaget’s stage of development?
6. The study of intelligence that examines differences between males and females, or
between cultures, is referred to as ______________ research.
7. If a female “savant” has difficulty producing art, what level of performance will he or
she demonstrate on tests of mental arithmetic?
It is not possible to say based on the information provided
8. Howard Gardener argues that there are actually __________ distinct types of
9. According to the “Flynn Effect”, populationwide scores on intelligene tests
_________ every few years in industrialized nations.
10. Little Susie thought all dogs were small, furry creatures like her family’s pet
Chihuahau, but upon meeting her friend’s pet Mastiff, she expanded her concept to also
include large, wrinkly creatures. We can say that Susie is demonstrating which of Piaget’s
knowledge accumulation processes?
accomodation 11. Little Susie has only ever seen one type of dog, which is her family’s tiny Chihuahua.
Upon hearing that her friend received a dog for her birthday, Susie formed the concept
that her friend has a small, furry creature. We can say that Susie used which process to
accumulate the “knowledge” of her friends dog?
12. An infant was exposed to a repeated “da” sound until the playing of the sound was no
longer provoked a response from the infant. During the continuous play of the “da”
sound, a “ba” sound was inserted, and the infant suddenly responded. This example of
__________ shows that the infant can discriminate between the “ba” and the “da”
13. A person who has an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 90 is _________ points below
14. Amy gave birth to a preterm child, and had focused on providing constant, ongoing,
physical contact including massages and breastfeeding in an attempt to reduce the risk for
physical and cognitive deficits. Amy is applying what method of care?
15. The loss of weak nerve cell connections is referred to as _________
16. Julie was born two days before her predicted birth date of 37 weeks postconception.
When she took an introductory psychology course and learned of the increased
vulnerability of preterm infants, she became worried that she suffered from arrested
development. Her concerns were unfounded, however, as infants are only considered
preterm if they are at or born before ________ weeks of gestation
17. According to Carol Dweck, the belief that attending a good school can make a person
more intelligent is called _____________
18. What area of psychology is John practicing if he constructs a test to measure the
psychological trait of submission versus dominance in elderly adults?
19. A mother was delighted by the fact that whenever she placed her finger in her
newborn baby’s palm, he was squeeze her fingers with surprising strength. This newborn
baby is demonstrating which reflex?
grasping 20. If a person obtains a significantly higher score on the Weschler Adult