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Development is more a function of biology or function of environment?

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I am taking PSY 202- need your help! 1. The issue that discusses whether development is more a function of biology or more a function of the environment is the ______________ controversy. (Points : 1)
tabula rasa
2. According to Skinner and psychologists who study operant conditioning, which of the following provides the best consequence? (Points : 1)
“Wait till your father gets home!”
Pay your children $10 for every ‘A’ that they will earn on a report card.
You come home and see the dog has wet the carpet so you smack him with a newspaper.
“I like the way you are sitting so quietly!”
3. While thinking about whether or not to cheat on a test, Liza remembers a Freudian concept that punishes us with anxiety when we do wrong. Consequently, Liza thinks twice and decides not to cheat. According to Freud, what part of Liza’s personality is responsible for her change of heart? (Points : 1)
4. Your friend James would like to stop biting his nails. A therapist suggests applying a topical ointment that will make nail biting an unpleasant experience, in a way, punishing James for his behavior. The therapist is using a _______________ perspective. (Points : 1)
social learning
5. What separates the thinking of adolescents from that of younger children? (Points : 1)
Adolescents can think about various possibilities.
Adolescents gain the ability to think about their senses and movement.
Adolescents begin to understand how language is used for personal benefit.
Adolescents understand the concept of conservation.
6. “The blind man and the elephant is a metaphor that shows how (Points : 1)
psychological theories don’t make sense.
many different psychological theories contribute value.
the mind is a tabula rasa.
knowledge must be discovered through scientific research.
7. Your instructor asks you to compare positive and negative reinforcement and explain your conclusions in class. What will you report? (Points : 1)
Positive reinforcement increases the frequency of responses and negative reinforcement decreases the frequency of responses.
Neither positive nor negative reinforcement increases behavior without counter conditioning.
Positive and negative reinforcement decrease responses in the presence of an aversive stimulus.
Both positive and negative reinforcement increase the frequency of responses.
8. Tiffany feels a sense of fulfillment when she volunteers at the school down the street. She has no specific goals other than to improve her neighborhood school and enrich the lives of the children who attend it. What would Erikson say about Tiffany’s development? (Points : 1)
Tiffany is developing wisdom by discovering what she has held back for so many years.
Tiffany is experiencing generativity by providing for those who will grow up behind her.
Tiffany will probably dwell on what “might have been” had she begun to volunteer earlier.
Tiffany will develop a profound sense of love by forming appropriate, fun relationships with the children.
9. When ***** ***** paired a loud sound with a rat and caused Little Albert to fear rats, Watson was demonstrating (Points : 1)
the law of recency.
unconventional learning.
complex behavior analysis.
learning through association.
10. After seeing how she interacts with the little Maltese dog next door, Ellie’s parents decide to get her a dog too. Ellie’s new Yorkie is a different color and has a different personality but she understands how to interact with it. Ellie’s response appears to reflect Piaget’s concept of (Points : 1)
object permanence.
symbolic representation.

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1 nature nurture
2 “I like the way you are sitting so quietly!”
3 superego
4 behavioral
5 adolescence can think about various possibilities
6knowledge must be discovered through scientific research.
7 Positive reinforcement increases the frequency of responses and negative reinforcement decreases the frequency of responses.
8 Tiffany is experiencing generativity by providing for those who will grow up behind her.
9 learning through association
10 accommodation.

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