psy 200 su 09 Q7 Key
 

1. (p. 347) The average adult in middle adulthood __________ height and __________ weight. 
A. gains; gains
B. gains ;loses
C. loses; gains
D. loses; loses

 


Level: Knowledge
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #17
 

2. (p. 347) Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding middle-aged people's appearances? 
A. Middle-aged people are more likely to perceive the signs of aging as having a negative effect on their physical appearance.
B. Middle-aged people will often dye their hair, take heavy doses of vitamins, and participate in exercise programs to sustain a youthful appearance.
C. Middle-aged people focus less on facial attractiveness than do older or younger people.
D. Facial wrinkles and gray hair are among the signs of aging that appear in the forties or fifties.

 


Level: Conceptual
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #16
 

3. (p. 363-364, 19 (ch.1)) According to Erik Erikson, developing a strong sense of generativity in middle adulthood can help a person achieve a sense of ________ in later adulthood. 
A. intimacy
B. independence
C. autonomy
D. integrity

 


Level: Conceptual
Santrock - Chapter 14
spring 09 #26
 

4. (p. 363-364, 18 (ch.1)) According to Erik Erikson, the person MOST likely to experience generativity in middle adulthood is one who experienced ________ in earlier adulthood. 
A. isolation
B. stagnation
C. intimacy
D. ego transcendence

 


Level: Conceptual
Santrock - Chapter 14
spring 09 #28
 

5. (p. 363) In Erik Erikson's theory, adults strive for generativity to achieve a sense of: 
A. immortality.
B. recognition.
C. satisfaction.
D. achievement.

 


Level: Knowledge
Santrock - Chapter 14
spring 09 #25
 

6. (p. 346) Middle-aged adults tend to focus more on assessment of __________ than young adults do. 
A. time spent in different contexts of life
B. how much time is available for enjoyment
C. how much time is spent in intimate relationships
D. how much time remains in life

 


Level: Knowledge
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #15
 

7. (p. 363-364, 19 (ch.1)) According to Erik Erikson, a person who develops a sense of stagnation in middle adulthood is at risk for ________ later in life. 
A. shame
B. despair
C. identity diffusion
D. generativity

 


Level: Conceptual
Santrock - Chapter 14
spring 09 #27
 

8. (p. 347) Bernard is now in his 50s. Body fat accounts for __________ of his total body weight. 
A. 10%
B. 20%
C. 30%
D. 5%

 


Level: Applied
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #18
 

9. (p. 348) Which of the following is most likely to cause difficulty for a middle-aged adult without glasses? 
A. reading an eye chart 20 feet away
B. watching TV
C. reading a newspaper
D. reading a road sign during the day

 


Level: Applied
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #20
 

10. (p. 353) Fluid intelligence is the ability to: 
A. adapt to new ways of thinking.
B. memorize information quickly.
C. reason abstractly.
D. use deductive reasoning.

 


Level: Knowledge
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #24
 

11. (p. 348) Larry is a normal 45-year-old male. Which of the following is Larry most likely to be experiencing? 
A. loss in vision and hearing
B. increased metabolic rate
C. decreased sexual drive
D. divorce

 


Level: Applied
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #19
 

12. (p. 350) Lillian is 50 years old. Her doctor has noticed a sharp decrease in her estrogen levels, and Lillian is complaining about nausea and fatigue. What will her doctor probably tell her? 
A. She is going through menopause.
B. She may have a problem with her bone marrow.
C. She needs to control her diet and blood sugar levels.
D. Her thyroid is malfunctioning.

 


Level: Applied
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #23
 

13. (p. 345) Which of the following BEST explains why middle adulthood comes later and lasts longer now than in the early 1900s? 
A. People today have less anxiety in their lives than people in the early 1900s.
B. People today engage in less risky behavior than people in the early 1900s.
C. People today have better health care and nutrition than people in the early 1900s.
D. People today have fewer children than people in the early 1900s.

 


Level: Knowledge
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #14
 

14. (p. 348) Sensitivity to ____ pitches usually declines first among _____. 
A. low; men.
B. high; men.
C. high; women.
D. low; women.

 


Level: Knowledge
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #21
 

15. (p. 350) What is the hormonal change that is associated with menopause in women? 
A. increase in estrogen
B. decrease in androgen
C. decrease in estrogen
D. increase in androgen

 


Level: Knowledge
Santrock - Chapter 13
spring 09 #22
 

16. (p. 363-364) Which of the following would Erik Erikson believe is the midlife crisis faced by most middle-aged adults? 
A. Did I make enough money?
B. Was I the best spouse I could be?
C. Did I make the best use of my education?
D. Did I spend enough quality time with my children?

 


Level: Conceptual
Santrock - Chapter 14
spring 09 #30
 

17. (p. 363-364) Through ________ generativity, adults develop skills that are passed down to others. 
A. parental
B. work
C. biological
D. cultural

 


Level: Conceptual
Santrock - Chapter 14
spring 09 #29
 

 


 

psy 200 su 09 Q7 Summary

Category

# of Questions

Level: Applied

4

Level: Conceptual

6

Level: Knowledge

7

Santrock - Chapter 13

11

Santrock - Chapter 14

6

spring 09

17