Study Guide for Final Examination- Fall 2010
Note*** This review guide is provided as a tool to assist you with areas highlighted in the book. Other test materials will come from lecture notes and class handouts. Additional information from text may be included on test. Good luck!***
Middle Childhood Development
1. Know the characteristics of middle childhood development.
2. Know IQ testing in middle childhood.
3. Which conceptual framework provides the strongest criticism for IQ testing?
4. Know definitions of learning disabilities, and examples mentioned in the text.
5. Know information on ADHD including interventions.
6. Know negative consequences from poor interaction with peers.
7. Know the various types of play mentioned
8. Know the section on discipline and spanking. What have the studies on speaking shown?
9. What is the difference between causal and correlational studies?
10. Know information on blended families, including gay parenting.
11. Review the information on the media and childhood-i.e. the number of hours of T.V. watched, the number of acts of violence, etc.
12. Know what IDEA stands for, and what the act requires.
13. Know the mainstreaming process, and the role of the social worker in the educational context.
Development in Adolescence
1. Know the various hormones involved in the development of males and females.
2.Know the information on cognitive development and the weaknesses of Piaget’s theory.
3. Know early maturation for boys and girls.
4. Know discussion on self-esteem, and how males and females differ.
5. Know discussion of anorexia and bulimia. Know the interventions used with both.
6. Know concepts of sexual identity and sexual orientation
7. Is homosexuality a disorder per the DSM?
8. Know issues for social workers and practitioners in the field-ethics
9. Know the facts on teen driving.
10. Review discussion on teens and substance abuse.
11. Know discussion and facts on teenage suicide.
12. Familiarize yourself with the facts on the costs of teen accidents while driving
13. Know heterosexism and homophobia.
Know social worker implications for working with adolescents.
1. Know what delusions are.
2. Know the 2 types of delusions.
3. Know definition of psychosis.
4. Know the 3 types of hallucinations.
1. Know when individuals are most apt to feel the negative consequences of lifestyle factors.
2. Know about young adulthood in Western society. How is it characterized?
3. Know which category of illness has the greatest likelihood of emerging in late adolescence or early adulthood.
4. Know factors that place people at risk for schizophrenia.
5. Which model is best for this population? (considerations)!
6. Know Warning signs of schizophrenia.
7. What insurance do the majority of people with disability rely on?
8. At what point in the life cycle is domestic violence most likely to be a serious problem, and what exacerbates the problem for this group?
9. What have been the research findings regarding spirituality and church participation within early adulthood?
10. How do mandatory work requirements included as part of the 1996 welfare reform affect victims of domestic violence.
11. Know sexism and how it affects women.
12. Know how social work has addressed sexism.
13. Sexual harassment. Do males and females report the same rate? Why is prevention more effective than reacting to sexual harassment complaints?
14. Know affirmative action, and where it stems from. How do liberal individualists take position on policy?
1. What physical changes are characteristic of middle adulthood?
2. Know what leads to mental decline in middle age.
3. Middle aging and problem solving skills.
4. Know the Erikson stage for this age group, and what happens when middle aged adults feel blocked from work or relationships.
5. Know menopause and the biological changes. Know the role of HRT and associated risks.
6. How does Western culture view menopause?
7. What is the male climacteric, and what is it commonly called?
8. Which lifestyle is the most popular choice.
9. Know research on middle-age and divorce. Review information on life span and suicide rates.
10. What has research on the “empty nest syndrome” shown?
11. How does systems theory aid with assessment?
12. What are bridge jobs, and why so important?
13. Know ageism and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
1. How is old age divided?
2. What is functional age?
3. What term is preferred when discussing handicapped or disabled individuals?
4. Know activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
5. Review discussion on osteoporosis.
6. Loss of muscle mass in aging due to inactivity.
7. Know definition of arthritis, and the 2 different types.
8. Know hearing loss, who it affects more, and the negative social consequence associated with it.
9. Know discussion of glaucoma and matricular degeneration.
9. Dementia?-Is it a part of the normal aging process.
10. Alzheimer’s Disease-What is it? What is the first sign? What percentage of people over 85 years old have it?
12. Which state has laws allowing physician-assisted suicide?
14. Describe those in “triple jeopardy?” Know example
15. Know disengagement, activity, and continuity theory and aging.
16. Kubler Ross Theory
***Lecture on Issues in Young Adulthood***
1. When people argue about money, what is the core issue involved?
2. What is the core issue involved when people argue about sex?
3. Know the discussion on validation. Know three things that we cannot do for each other.
4. Are most drug abusers lazy and unemployed? Know the percentage of those who work!
5. What is the “rule of thirds” in drug treatment?
1. What is the leading cause of death for U.S. teens?
2. What percentage do young people represent in relation to motor vehicle crashes? How much money is spent as a result of their crashes?
3. Know the major risk factors for teen driving.
4. Which gender is more at risk?
5. What percentage of students say that they hardly ever use seat belts?
1. Know the top ten reasons why social workers and other practitioners lose their licenses.
Dr. Eric Berne-Transactional Analysis
Know the four life positions!
What issue does the theory address?
Class Handout-Erectile Dysfunction
What are the four main causes of erectile dysfunction?
What are the three most commonly used drugs to treat the disorder?