Psychology Quiz 9

Generally, early adulthood is characterized by _____ health
optimal

What is decreasing in the U.S. higher education system?
critical thinking, analysis , and communication

Once a person has reached adulthood, the vital capacity of his or her lungs drops about 4 percent:
per decade

According to the 2011 research conducted by Pryor et al, the number one reason more than 9 out of 10 U.S. students cite for selecting a major is based on:
money

Compared to college students 30 years ago, more students today are:
focusing on career preparation

The term massification means that:
the idea that college could benefit everyone

In almost every developed nation today, it is true that _____ are college students.
more than half

Genevieve is about to complete her bachelor’s degree. If she is typical, once she is established in her career she will earn approximately _____ more per year than a peer without a college degree.
$20,000

Middle aged men and women in committed, monogamous relationships are MOST likely to be _____ with their sex lives.
“extremely satisfied”

Compared to individuals without a college education, those with a college education tend to be:
healthier / live longer / have more wealth

Low birth weight, undernutrition in infancy, and rapid weight gain in early childhood are associated with _____ in emerging adulthood.
Shorter height, reduced body functioning, and higher risk of disease

If he is typical, a 45-year-old man will probably state that he feels _____ his chronological age.
5 or 10 years younger

Malek is 45 years old. Research indicates that it will take him approximately _____ times as long to impregnate a woman now than it would have when he was 20 years younger.
5

Infertility is defined as being unable to conceive after _____ months of trying to get pregnant.
12

Approximately 15 percent of U.S. couples are:
infertile, some because they have postponed childbearing and another 15 percent of couples choose not to have children

In approximately _____ of cases, the cause of a couple’s infertility can be traced to the man.
about one third

During the past 40 years, advances in medicine have solved about half of all:
fertility problems

What percentage of contemporary U.S. adults will never make a marriage-like commitment?
less than 10%

Of adults born before 1940, what percentage got married?
96%

Adults now marry later in life, which is most often the result of:
more a shift in timing and formality than a rejection of partnership

After children have grown, MOST couples find that:
have adequate time for their relationship

Current objective research data from a large, randomly selected sample of same-sex partners is:
not yet available in the United States

According to the text, the most current U.S. census _____ the number of U.S. households headed by a same-sex couples.
0.6%

There was a 31 percent increase in the number of same-sex couples in the United States between 2000 and 2006, probably because:
more such couples openly declared themselves as such .

One of the MOST influential factors in divorce is:
time and circumstances, because one half of couples believe that he or she would be happier not married

Emerging adulthood has traditionally been the optimal time for hard physical work, athletic achievement, and:
successful reproduction