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Development of Sense & Perception Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The term 'sensitive periods' is associated with the following researchers:

Question 2 2. The five categories of sensitive periods are:

Question 3 3. Riley is two-years-old and is very sensitive to vocal sounds and mimicking. He repeats new words he hears and enjoys having stories read to him. Which sensitive period does Riley's behavior suggest he is in?

Question 4 4. Sensitive periods are:

Question 5 5. Which of the following is true of sensitive periods?

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Question 6 6. All of the following statements about sensory deprivation are true, EXCEPT:

Question 7 7. Which one of the following statements is TRUE about sensory deprivation?

Question 8 8. How is sensory deprivation defined?

Question 9 9. In comparing sensory deprivation during child development with a plant that does not receive enough sunlight, a leaf that's small and yellowish because of lack of sunlight can be the analogy of _____ in a child.

Question 10 10. Which of the following could be a cause of sensory deprivation?

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Question 11 11. Which statement best describes the contribution of Wertheimer?

Question 12 12. During an experiment, you see a picture of a car flash on the left side of the screen, then the same car flashes on the right side of the screen. These images create the illusion that the car is moving. This is an example of _____.

Question 13 13. Perceptual grouping is best defined as _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements would be in agreement with the Gestalt theory?

Question 15 15. Gestalt means _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is an example of habituation?

Question 17 17. How have beliefs about an infant's abilities changed over time?

Question 18 18. A decrease in response to a stimulus after repeated exposure to the same stimulus is called _____.

Question 19 19. Perceptual development refers to the development of which of the following?

Question 20 20. Jane is two days old. What is true about this newborn?

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Question 21 21. Ryan is able to shift attention back and forth between different tasks. He has _____ attention.

Question 22 22. Four-year-old Ruby is able to maintain enough attention to watch a two minute video about the alphabet. What type of attention is Ruby displaying?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is an example of divided attention?

Question 24 24. Kayla has developed the ability to focus on one stimulus when presented with many stimuli. What type of attention does Kayla have?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is TRUE of focused attention?

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Question 26 26. How are the sensory thresholds and age related?

Question 27 27. A sensory threshold is defined as _____.

Question 28 28. Martha is 67 years old. When given a book to read, she finds it difficult to focus her eyes on the book at a close distance so she needs to move the book away in order to read it. This is an example of _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following describes the difference between absolute thresholds and differential thresholds?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a common sensory change that occurs with age?

Development of Sense & Perception Chapter Exam Instructions

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