Suffolk County Community College

 

PSY-210  Lifespan Psychology                                            Prof. R. Morse                                      

 

Berger 8th Ed. Ch 17 Practice Questions

 

The Multiple Choice questions that follow are taken from a Test Bank developed by Kathleen Stassen Berger, the author of our textbook.  The answers to these questions can be obtained by sending me an e-mail with your proposed answer key.  Some of these questions will appear on your Final exam.

 

 

1.

Tim is in his early twenties. He can expect:

 

A)

an increase in height.

 

B)

infertility and reproductive problems.

 

C)

an increase in infections and colds.

 

D)

muscle growth.

 

2.

An example of homeostasis is the:

 

A)

increase in maximum heart rate with age.

 

B)

reserve that allows a person to do without a night of sleep.

 

C)

increase in heart rate and breathing that occurs during physical exertion.

 

D)

loss of muscle tone that occurs in the absence of exercise.

 

3.

Compared to 20-year-olds, 35-year-olds are less likely to:

 

A)

engage in energy-demanding sports.

 

B)

bounce back quickly after a physiologically stressful activity.

 

C)

perform any job requiring manual labor.

 

D)

require a warm-up period before exercise.

 

4.

As we age, the resting heart rate:

 

A)

slows precipitously.

 

B)

fluctuates a great deal.

 

C)

remains stable.

 

D)

increases greatly.

 

5.

The maternal age range of peak fertility and peak newborn survival has always been:

 

A)

16–24 years.

 

B)

18–25 years.

 

C)

20–26 years.

 

D)

22–28 years.

 

6.

If partners hold differing assumptions about the purpose of sex or the nature of gender, ______ and ______ may follow.

 

A)

anger; violence

 

B)

emotional pain; frustrations

 

C)

love; understanding

 

D)

infidelity; cruelty

 

7.

The diathesis–stress model of mental illness proposes that a combination of ______ and ______ produces mental disorders.

 

A)

genetic vulnerability; environmental stresses

 

B)

parenting; peer pressure

 

C)

malnutrition; poverty

 

D)

brain injury; lack of education

 

8.

The demands of emerging adulthood may cause psychopathology when added to:

 

A)

preexisting vulnerability arising from genetic interactions.

 

B)

early childhood experiences.

 

C)

social circumstances.

 

D)

All of the answers are correct.

 

9.

Symptoms of depression do include:

 

A)

decreased energy and enthusiasm.

 

B)

extreme feelings of hopelessness.

 

C)

trouble concentrating and sleeping.

 

D)

All of the answers are correct.

 

10.

___________ disorders include panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 

A)

Schizophrenic

 

B)

Depression

 

C)

Anxiety

 

D)

Mood

 

11.

Evelyn was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure at age 43. Her physician asked about her exercise history, and she admitted to a sedentary lifestyle over many years. Most likely:

 

A)

circulatory problems began during emerging adulthood and she didn't notice them.

 

B)

her weight and salt intake were excessive.

 

C)

her love of sweets and salty snacks took its toll over the years.

 

D)

diabetes and high blood pressure run in her family, so nothing could prevent it.

 

12.

The ratio of a person's weight to height is that person's:

 

A)

DSM.

 

B)

IVF.

 

C)

AID.

 

D)

BMI.

 

13.

A body mass index between ______ and ______ is considered normal.

 

A)

5; 15

 

B)

19; 25

 

C)

25; 29

 

D)

30; 35

 

14.

Approximately what percent of emerging adults who were obese as children became adults of normal weight due to healthier eating and social patterns, according to a large study in Britain?

 

A)

33

 

B)

50

 

C)

66

 

D)

75

 

15.

Derrick delivers messages on his bike all over the busy, hilly streets of downtown San Francisco. He engages in:

 

A)

edgework.

 

B)

perilous labor.

 

C)

frivolous risk taking.

 

D)

desperate employment.

 

16.

Most marijuana smokers and cocaine users quit by the age of:

 

A)

20.

 

B)

30.

 

C)

40.

 

D)

50.

 

17.

Nick's parents suspected that their 20-year-old son might be addicted to drugs. His behavior was alternately erratic and depressed or highly energetic and loud. Their suspicions were confirmed when he:

 

A)

began receiving phone calls at all hours of the day and night.

 

B)

began displaying symptoms of withdrawal.

 

C)

seemed to always have a runny nose.

 

D)

stayed up until 3 A.M. on most nights and slept until noon.

 

18.

______ are the biggest substance abusers, but their illegal drug use drops much faster than their cigarette smoking or binge drinking.

 

A)

Adolescents

 

B)

Middle-age adults

 

C)

Late adults

 

D)

Emerging adults

 

19.

A large university is attempting to reduce student alcohol and nicotine use. A survey was distributed to all students, and the results were published in the student newspaper. Fewer students than anticipated drank and smoked, much to many students' surprise. The university conducted this research using the:

 

A)

social norms approach.

 

B)

cross-sequential approach.

 

C)

cross-sectional approach.

 

D)

cohort approach.