This AP Psychology practice test covers developmental psychology. This is an important component of the AP curriculum, with key topics including the life-span approach, research methods, developmental theories, gender development, and the interaction of nature and nurture. You will also need to be familiar with the physical, cognitive, social, and moral dimensions of development. Start your test prep now with our developmental psychology quiz.
Harlow’s attachment theory
Erikson’s psychosocial development theory
Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief
Piaget’s cognitive development theory
Kohlberg’s moral development theory
Sensory and motor
Both A & B
Both B & C
Inability to move
The Oedipus Complex
Inability to move beyond a broken relationship
Persistence of anachronistic sexual traits
Being assaulted or molested as a child
Fear of the opposite sex
Hormones during pregnancy
Her senses won’t change much but her memory will decline.
Sight, smell and hearing usually begin a steep decline around age 65.
She shouldn’t expect any changes until she reaches senile dementia.
There is no way to predict what will happen.
She will most certainly develop anterograde amnesia.
Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
Declining fluid intelligence
Going through menopause
Giving birth to a first child
Prevalence of Schizophrenia within the culture
The human face
Cognitive changes during adult development
Discrete age-linked stages
Maturation during adolescent development
Interaction of nature and nurture
Interpretations of observable behavior
All of the above
Freud and Erikson both theorized about psychosocial and psychosexual development.
Freud covered the entire life span while Erikson only went through early adulthood.
Freud dealt with the Oedipus complex and Erikson dealt with the Electra complex.
Freud theorized on psychosexual development, while Erikson theorized on psychosocial development.
Freud theorized on psychosocial development, while Erikson theorized on psychosexual development.
Common cold viruses
None of the above; the elderly are more susceptible to each of these.
Each involves a crisis or dilemma.
Each is an expression of biological programming.
Each signals a new stage of cognitive development.
Their failure to appear is evidence of psychopathology.
None of the above.
Ebbinghaus’ forgetting curve
Grasping in response to an object touching the hands or fingers
Head-turn toward a mild cheek stimulus
Outstretched arms, legs, and crying
Toes stretched outward and upward in response to a sole-of-the-foot touch