By what age is a child able to use humor and a sense of fairness to gain entry into a group of friends and playmates?
A. 2 years
B. 4 years
C. 3 years
D. 6 years
Aggression used to obtain or retain a toy or other object is called:
A. personal aggression.
B. instrumental aggression.
D. reactive aggression.
A drive or reason to pursue a goal that comes from inside a person is called:
A. extensive motivation.
B. extrinsic motivation.
C. intrinsic motivation.
D. internal drive.
A parenting style characterized by high parent-to-child communication, low warmth, and high expectations of maturity is:
A. are affectionate with their children and often praise them.
B. make few maturity demands on their children.
C. allow children to question their decisions but punish misconduct.
D. seem aloof from their children.
Billy and Rodney are both building toys out of Legos, but they are sitting apart, each with their own set of blocks. What type of play is this?
A. cooperative play
B. collective play
C. parallel play
D. solitary play
At about what age do children in the United States become quite rigid about their ideas of sex and gender?
Angelica is 3 years old and says frequently that she wants to "marry daddy." According to psychoanalytic theory, this is a manifestation of:
A. the ego.
B. the Electra complex.
C. sexual abuse.
D. the Oedipus complex.
At what age does neurological maturity in the prefrontal cortex first make children less likely to throw a temper tantrum?
A. 8 or 9
B. 4 or 5
C. 2 or 3
D. 5 or 6
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