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Cognitive Development in Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Estimate the attention span of a 5 year old child.

Question 2 2. If you are at an all-day conference, what kind of attention must you use to follow along?

Question 3 3. What is an example of constructive play?

Question 4 4. The time between ages two and seven is called:

Question 5 5. What kind of attention would you be using if you were to take this quiz while watching a tv show?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is the best example of an academic situation requiring crystallized intelligence?

Question 7 7. Conservation depends partly upon:

Question 8 8. Why are planning and strategizing associated with executive functioning?

Question 9 9. Which two elements of information processing do people in late adulthood struggle with?

Question 10 10. Leo is in the two-word period of linguistic development. He's able to say short phrases like 'play dog' and 'food mommy'. What likely age is Leo?

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Question 11 11. What is reversibility?

Question 12 12. What does cognition refer to?

Question 13 13. The process of growth in the area of thinking is called:

Question 14 14. According to Vygotsky, which of the following is true about the acquisition of meaning and understanding?

Question 15 15. How would you describe the milestone of decentration in the concrete operational stage of development?

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Question 16 16. What is another term for fantasy play?

Question 17 17. What is it called when a baby imitates something her mother does after a minute or two?

Question 18 18. How does the attention span of a person change throughout his or her life?

Question 19 19. Understanding that things can be reversed is called:

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. Applying past lessons to present situations is called _____.

Question 23 23. What is information processing?

Question 24 24. How do children learn syntax?

Question 25 25. Trying to figure out what the average person believes about wisdom is the _-theoretical approach.

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Question 26 26. When someone uses past knowledge to address current situations it is called:

Question 27 27. Focusing on one aspect of a situation and ignoring others is called:

Question 28 28. Good judgment is also called _____.

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. Which of the following people is likely to have the best memory?

Cognitive Development in Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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