Chapter 7: Growing and Developing

Fill in the Blank(s)


  1. Kohlberg argued that people who are able to use abstract reasoning when thinking about moral behaviour have reached the stage of ________ morality.
  2. ________ parents make few demands and give little punishment; they generally allow their children to make their own rules.
  3. ________ adulthood is roughly defined as being between 45 and 65 years of age.
  4. According to Kubler-Ross, the final phases of the grieving process are ________ and ________.
  5. In Erikson’s model, the key challenge of young adulthood is ________ versus ________.
  6. Beginning in the ninth week after conception, the embryo becomes a ________.
  7. In Marcia’s stage model of identity development, ________ status describes a person who is exploring various choices but has not yet made a clear commitment to any of them.
  8. According to Piaget, a key achievement of the sensorimotor stage is an understanding of object ________.
  9. A child with ________ attachment has no consistent way of coping with the stress of a strange situation.
  10. ________ sex characteristics distinguish the two sexes from each other but are not involved in reproduction.


  1. postconventional
  2. permissive
  3. middle
  4. depression, acceptance
  5. intimacy, isolation
  6. fetus
  7. moratorium
  8. permanence
  9. disorganized
  10. secondary


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