AP Psychology : Studying Developmental Psychology

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Psychology

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Example Question #11 : Other Developmental Factors

Which parenting style involves the application of strict, inflexible rules?

Possible Answers:

Permissive parenting

Authoritative parenting

Uninvolved parenting

Authoritarian parenting

Disinhibited parenting

Correct answer:

Authoritarian parenting

Explanation:

Authoritarian parents typically create strict rules that are not open to being updated based on the child's input. These parents have high expectations for their children, and are usually not nurturing. 

Example Question #91 : Studying Developmental Psychology

Which of the following is true about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)?

Possible Answers:

It is the only possible effect of a mother's substance abuse during pregnancy 

Symptoms of FAS include malformed skulls, low birth weight, and intellectual disabilities

It is a very common disorder with almost 10% of the population affected 

It can be reversed with treatment

It can cause anger management problems later in life but doesn't not immediately affect the development of the fetal brain

Correct answer:

Symptoms of FAS include malformed skulls, low birth weight, and intellectual disabilities

Explanation:

FAS is a rare, serious, and irreversible disorder that is caused by heavy drinking by the mother during pregnancy. Although FAS is more common than some other results of substance abuse during pregnancy, it is not the only one- there are damaging effects of cocaine use during pregnancy, for example. FAS presents a number of symptoms including low birth weight, malformed skulls, and intellectual disabilities and its effects present immediately. 

Example Question #431 : Individual Psychology And Behavior

Which of the following correctly orders the stages of fetal development?

Possible Answers:

Zygote to embryo to fetus

Embryo to fetus to zygote 

Embryo to zygote to fetus

Zygote to fetus to embryo

Correct answer:

Zygote to embryo to fetus

Explanation:

“Zygote to embryo to fetus” is the correct order. In development, a zygote is defined as a fertilized egg cell. An embryo forms at about 2 weeks post fertilization. Last, a fetus is the developing human from 9 weeks until birth. 

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