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1. John has an easy temperament, meaning that others view him as enjoyable to be around. As a result, people tend to have more interactions with him and to help him solve problems. According to Ch. 3 podcast lecture, John's heritable characteristics creates an environment that supports his  fixed/changed/upper/lower limit of positive social behavior. Mary on the other hand has a difficult temperament, which means that others see her as being argumentative and moody. As other tend to avoid interactions with someone who is argumentative, her heritable characteristic would be seen as creating an environment that supports her fixed/changed/upper/lower limit for positive social behavior.

2. Which of the following statements is  NOT true about heritability estimates. That is, which one does not belong:

A.

It explains the difference among observable human traits, like intellegence that can be attirbuted to the gene.

B.

It tells us how much a trait is caused by the gene (i.e, 50% your intelliegence is genetic).

C.

It explains the porportion of variation among individuals that we can attribute (explain) to the gene.

D.

Heritability estimates become necessarily dependent on the population that is studied.

3. In Chapter 7 of David Shenk's book, How to Be a Genius--he puts forth several process associated with building your talent such as delay of gratification, mentoring, etc.

Which of the following theories would most likely advocate the use of mentoring (i.e. observing someone who is more knowledgeable than you) in building your talent?  

A.

Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory

B.

Operant Conditioning

C.

Classical Conditioning

D.

None of the above

4.

Developmental psychology is the concerned with _____________ development across the life-span.

A.

physical and cognitive

B.

language and cognitive development

C.

social and emotional development

D.

All the alternatives are correct

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