In Comparison to Preschoolers, the 7- or 8-Year-Old Will Display
In comparison to preschoolers, the 7- or 8-year-old will display
A) more safe-base behavior.
B) greater levels of affection.
C) signs of a weakened attachment.
D) more distress at separation.
E) less need to be in physical contact.
Relationships with parents in adolescence involve
A) a push for autonomy that decreases conflict between parent and adolescent.
B) the establishment of autonomy while maintaining a sense of relatedness with parents.
C) a push for autonomy leading to severe weakening of the attachment of child to parent.
D) changes in the child's cognitive understanding that leads to less autonomy.
E) an increased need for relationships.
According to Steinberg's research, _______________ U.S. families experience a substantial or pervasive deterioration in the quality of the parent-child relationship in early adolescence.
A) relatively few
B) a large percentage of
C) substantially more than half of
D) approximately three-quarters of
E) close to half of
Ms. Levanduski is worried about what appears to be an increase in conflict with her 13-year-old teenager. What would you tell her?
A) A rise in conflict is normal in adolescence.
B) She should be prepared for major arguments over serious issues.
C) Her teenager is probably emotionally disturbed.
D) Such conflict can lead to a substantial deterioration in their relationship.
E) Conflict will only occur over major issues.