CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Cognitive Development Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In order for Jessica to encode her grandmother's words, she had to first...

Question 2 2. When visiting his family, we see Henry using a mental representation of a car and trying out pretend play. What substage of cognitive development is he in?

Question 3 3. After a child calls a zebra 'horse,' an example of accommodation is when the child _____.

Question 4 4. A friend tells you that her infant daughter often repeats reflexive behavior because she likes the outcome. What substage of cognitive development is your friend's daughter in?

Question 5 5. An example of assimilation is a child who has only seen brown horses seeing a white horse for the first time and _____.

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Question 6 6. Let's say you are at a loud sports game leaning in to listen to your friend talk to you. What kind of attention are you using?

Question 7 7. If you are at an all-day conference, what kind of attention must you use to follow along?

Question 8 8. Leo is 10 months old and he just learned how to wave goodbye. This an example of a _____.

Question 9 9. The issue in developmental psychology that involves debate over the contributions of heredity and the environment is known as the _____.

Question 10 10. Adaptation is _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of these statements about assimilation and accommodation is true?

Question 12 12. What is information processing?

Question 13 13. Bill received a new toy ball. It was not round like all of his other toy balls, but oval. He had to _____ this new information in order to understand how to play with it.

Question 14 14. The _____ stage of Piaget's cognitive development theory is characterized by the development of abstract systems of thought that allow learners to solve complex problems with multiple factors.

Question 15 15. A cornerstone of Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development is that society and culture play a key role in promoting development. What type of perspective is this considered to be?

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Question 16 16. How does egocentrism evolve through the stages of development?

Question 17 17. According to Vygotsky, which of the following statements is TRUE about knowledge?

Question 18 18. Vygotsky asserted that learning _____.

Question 19 19. According to Piaget, children in the preoperational stage have difficulty taking the perspective of another person. They are demonstrating _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following assumptions is a characteristic of social constructivism?

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Question 21 21. Examples of forming schemas include all of the following except _____.

Question 22 22. The first step in the process of assessing a learner's zone of proximal development is _____.

Question 23 23. How is object permanence defined?

Question 24 24. According to Vygotsky, which of the following is true about the acquisition of meaning and understanding?

Question 25 25. Concepts, symbols, strategies, or any other culture-based mechanism that helps learners think and act more effectively are referred to as _____.

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Question 26 26. Many children in kindergarten enjoy playing 'house.' How does the value of play benefit young children, according to Vygotsky?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of using maintenance rehearsal to retain information?

Question 28 28. Susan's math teacher always relates the current topic back to real world problems that the students have experienced. The teacher is helping the students to use _____ to increase retention of the material.

Question 29 29. Presenting ideas and concepts in small amounts to avoid cognitive overload is an application of which basic assumption of cognitive psychology?

Question 30 30. After presenting a lesson on plants that grow in a garden, Mr. Marks asked his class to draw an example of what their home garden would look like in order to allow the students to share their individual perspectives of the lesson. Which of the following basic assumptions of cognitive psychology explains why every student's drawing will look different?

CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Cognitive Development Chapter Exam Instructions

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