Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology (pages 17– 38)

Chapter 11: Adolescent and Adult Development (pages 201-223)
1. Define adolescence.
2. Encouragement in what two areas during the first twelve years of life can greatly
facilitate adjustment in the period of 12-16 years of age?
3. Match the following theoreticians with the appropriate description below.
____ 1. Piaget
____ 2. Erikson
____ 3. Blos
____ 4. Havighurst
____ 5. Selman
a. Adolescence, at a time of questioning, defines his role confusion versus role identity
b. His social cognition theory examines how adolescents come to distinguish between
their own and others’ perspectives and views.
c. His theory of cognitive development, and specifically the development of formal
operations, may account for the recommitment to Christ that many Christian teenagers
d. He explains that inconsistency and disorder may characterize the person at this age,
due to the gap between biological and psychological maturity.
e. According to him, the learning of specific tasks society requires of its members, such
as development of more mature relationships with peers, must occur in adolescence or
may never occur.
4. How can real or perceived rejection by fathers of daughters impact a daughter later in
5. What does depression in teenagers look like? How can it be treated?
6. At what age does conformity peak?
7. When is the sex drive greatest in males? In females?
8. In what part of adolescence does genuine love for someone of the opposite sex
become possible?
9. In what part of adolescence are many ready to make meaningful commitments to
Christ, think seriously about career and life goals, and define the type of person with
whom they want to spend the rest of their life?
10. List the three periods of the adult years.
11. List the crisis that must be resolved, according to Erikson, in each of these periods.
12. List the four changes necessary for successful adjustment in middle age/middle
13. According to Levinson, during what age is a person in transition, consistent with the
supposed “midlife crisis”?
14. List two (of the many) potential stressors for the elderly.