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Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 8: Cognition and Language Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

Question 2 2. How do children learn syntax?

Question 3 3. Which technique below asks a group of people to quickly identify many possible creative solutions to a given problem without offering any criticisms of ideas?

Question 4 4. Jean-Phillip likes to draw bar graphs of his spending habits, to help him understand his expenses so he can manage his money. What general type of problem-solving strategy is Jean-Phillip using?

Question 5 5. When most people are presented with a situation in which they could use either the representativeness or base-rate heuristic, they _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following factors support the nativist theory of language development?

Question 7 7. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

Question 8 8. Whenever there is a problem, Mark always comes up with a new, original and unique solution that no one else has thought about before. We could say that Mark is very _____.

Question 9 9. Zoe is watching someone flip a coin several times. Someone asks her which sequence is more likely: Heads - Tails - Heads - Heads or Tails - Heads - Tails - Heads. She decides the first sequence looks more random and better matches the outcome she would expect. This is an example of which heuristic?

Question 10 10. Solving an algebraic question with a set, correct answer requires which type of thinking?

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Question 11 11. Which theory places the most emphasis on social interaction in the development of language?

Question 12 12. Who proposed that children are born with a language acquisition device?

Question 13 13. An English-speaking student attends a class in which instruction is 100% in French. This approach to second-language learning is referred to as _____.

Question 14 14. 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?

Question 15 15. In the IDEAL Strategy, what does the letter 'D' stand for?

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Question 16 16. All of the following strategies promote multicultural instruction in the classroom EXCEPT:

Question 17 17. _____ takes into consideration the student's level of English language proficiency.

Question 18 18. The idea of the Language Acquisition Device, developed by Noam Chomsky, could be described as:

Question 19 19. The component of language that involves two parts, syntax and morphology is known as _____ development.

Question 20 20. Hanna isn't sure what topic to pick for her public speaking class, so she decides to draw out possible solutions in a visual way, to help her explore the options. She writes down different ideas, circles them, then draws lines connecting different related ideas. Which problem-solving strategy is Hanna using?

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Question 21 21. Kevin is good at music. He likes to compose new tunes and then writes creative lyrics to them. This shows which type of thinking?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is a critique of the nativist theory of language development?

Question 23 23. Mr. Fukami often confuses his students when he gives them exams, because his questions are unclear. The students complain that they don't understand what type of answer he wants, and therefore they do badly on the tests. Psychologists might argue that Mr. Fukami's difficulty is that his questions are _____.

Question 24 24. Recently, you've seen several reports of shark attacks in Florida on the news. You go to a beach in California and can't make yourself get in the water because all you can think about are sharks. This is an example of what type of heuristic?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is TRUE of heuristics?

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Question 26 26. Josh is talking with his teacher; each time the teacher is talking, Josh waits for him to stop before he starts talking again. Which component of language is represented in this example?

Question 27 27. The main theorist of nativist theory is:

Question 28 28. In the _____ approach to language acquisition, up to 5% of class time is spent using the second language.

Question 29 29. All of the following are characteristics of pre-linguistic language development, EXCEPT:

Question 30 30. When you make a judgment based on probability, you use which type of heuristic?

Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 8: Cognition and Language Chapter Exam Instructions

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