Moi University Main Campus Bachelor of Arts (Counselling) Soc 120: Psychology Of Individual Development And Social Life.  Question Paper

Exam Name: Soc 120: Psychology Of Individual Development And Social Life. 

Course: Bachelor of Arts (Counselling)

Institution/Board: Moi University Main Campus

Exam Year:2012

MOI UNIVERSITY
2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS

COURSE CODE: SOC 120
COURSE TITLE: PSYCHOLOGY OF INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL LIFE

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES:
Answer any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.

1. Define and discuss the following concepts:
a. Extinction
b. Maturation
c. Stimulus generalization.

2. A twenty seven year old healthy lady, recently married, confider to a counsellor that she is pregnant. In doing so she displays a high degree of anxiety about her condition. Discuss the psycho-educative information that she could be given to alleviate her anxiety.

3. Critically discuss the notion that adolescence is a period of crisis in human development.

4. Outline Erickson's psychosocial theory, highlighting how it contributes to understanding human development.

5. In the generation of knowledge, observation is one technique that a researcher may use. Identify and discuss the options available to him in terms of varying this techniques.

6. Discuss the various factors that influence social development in mid-childhood.

7. Discuss the view that development of personality is a product of heredity interacting with the environment over time.

8. Giving examples, define each of the following concepts as understood in the psychoanalytic perspective:
a. Erogenous zones
b. Fixation
c. Instincts



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