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  1. What are three important issues in developmental psychology?
  2. What is Piaget's theory of cognitive development?
  3. What is Kohlberg's theory of moral development?
  4. What is Erikson's theory of psychosocial development?
  5. When are dominant or recessive genes expressed in an individual's traits?
  6. What are the three stages of prenatal development?
  7. What are some negative influences on prenatal development, and during what time is their impact greatest?
  8. What are the perceptual abilities of the newborn?
  9. What is the primary factor influencing attainment of the major motor milestones?
  10. What is temperament, and what are the three temperament types identified by Thomas, Chess, and Birch?
  11. What did Harlow's studies reveal about maternal deprivation and attachment in infant monkeys?
  12. What affects language development?
  13. How do peers contribute to the socialization process?
  14. How do children develop gender roles?
  15. What are some of the positive and negative effects of television?
  16. What physical changes occur during puberty?
  17. How does sexuality affect adolescence?
  18. What are some of the disturbing consequences of teenage pregnancy?
  19. How do adolescents think?
  20. What are social relationships like during adolescence?
  21. What are the physical changes associated with middle age?
  22. In general, can adults look forward to an increase or a decrease in intellectual performance from their 20s to their 60s?
  23. How does career affect early and middle adulthood?
  24. How do personality and social aspects develop during early and middle adulthood?
  25. What are some physical changes generally associated with later adulthood?
  26. What happens to mental ability in later adulthood?
  27. What is Alzheimer's disease?
  28. According to Kübler-Ross, what stages do terminally ill patients experience as they come to terms with death?
  29. What are some benefits of hospice care?
  30. What are the arguments for and against euthanasia?

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