AP Psychology UNIT 6 Practice Test 2024 (Developmental Psychology)

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Developmental psychology is the study of physical, intellectual, social, and moral changes across the lifespan from conception to death. Developmental psychologists attempt to describe, explain, and predict age-related behaviors.

In a way, developmental psychology is the most comprehensive topic psychologists attempt to research. Developmental psychologists study how our behaviors and thoughts change over our entire lives, from birth to death (or conception to cremation).

UNIT 5 (Developmental Psychology): TOPICS

6.1 The Lifespan and Physical Development in Childhood
6.2 Social Development in Childhood
6.3 Cognitive Development in Childhood
6.4 Adolescent Development
6.5 Adulthood and Aging
6.6 Moral Development
6.7 Gender and Sexual Orientation

AP Psychology UNIT 6 Practice Test 2024

Test Name Advanced Placement Exam
Subject AP Psychology Practice Test 2024
Unit 6 Developmental Psychology
Section 1 Multiple Choice Question
Total Items 30 Sample MCQs
Time Limit 35 Minutes
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AP Psychology UNIT 6 Practice Test

AP Psychology Practice Test
UNIT 6: Developmental Psychology
Total MCQs: 30
Time Limit: 35 Minutes

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According to Kohlberg’s theory, postconventional morality requires thinking at Piaget’s

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Which of the following theories best exemplifies continuity?

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According to social learning theory, gender identity is

I. a process which occurs when young children unconsciously identify with the same-sex parent
II. a result of being positively reinforced for acting in ways that conform to male and female roles
III. learned through observing and imitating role models like their parents

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A child was born with widely spaced eyes, a thin upper lip, and a short, flat nose. Chances are that he will later suffer from intellectual disability. To which teratogen was this child most likely exposed during the prenatal period?

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According to Diana Baumrind, which of the following parental styles results in the most socially competent and responsible adults?

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Harlow’s experiment with rhesus monkeys and surrogate mothers emphasized the importance of

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Which of the following is a similarity between the cognitive developmental theory of Piaget and the moral developmental theory of Kohlberg?

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A critical period is a stage in development when

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Mr. Hernandez explains to his son that the speed limit is 55 mph. He tells him to stay under the speed limit when driving because it’s the law and will probably prevent accidents. Kohlberg’s level of morality illustrated by this example is

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Dorothy just celebrated her 90th birthday with her close friends, and is excited about a visit from her grandchildren. According to Erikson, she has probably most recently achieved

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The rooting reflex is a neonate’s tendency to

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Object permanence is

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Researchers were interested in studying the effects of divorce on children. Their study included 250 4-year-olds. Interviews and family observations were conducted 6 months, 2 years, 5 years, and 10 years after the initial interviews and observations. Which method did the researcher use?

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In the nature versus nurture controversy, “nature” refers to

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What is the response pattern of securely attached children in the strange situation when their mothers return?

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Which of the following is the correct term for a mental rule Piaget said we use to interpret our environment?

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Which of the following attachment styles did Mary Ainsworth find most often in her research (in about 66 percent of the cases she studied)?

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The ability to generate several alternate hypotheses in order to explain a phenomenon demonstrates cognition in which of the following Piagetian stages?

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According to Erikson’s theory, adolescents are most primarily concerned in a search for

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In which stage of cognitive development do infants learn object permanence?

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You have a cousin named Holden who flunked out of three expensive private schools and was arrested for wandering the streets of New York using his parents’ credit card. Holden is intelligent but cannot seem to get motivated toward any career. What conflict would Erikson say Holden is struggling with?

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A major difference between the psychoanalytic stage theories (Freud and Erikson) and the more cognitive or experiential stage theories (Piaget and Kohlberg) is

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According to research, the most advantageous parenting style for children’s development is

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Harlow’s experiments with substitute mothers made of wire demonstrated the importance of what aspect of nurturing?

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A principal difference between a longitudinal study and a cross-sectional study is the

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Parental involvement can have dramatic effects on all the following human traits except

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Most prenatal influences on humans are genetic or hormonal in origin except for

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Which of the following statements is most true about how a newborn’s senses function?

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You read in your philosophy class textbook that humans are born “tabula rasa” or “blank slates.” As a student of psychology, which of the following responses would you have?

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Some researchers consider developmental psychology an applied research topic because

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