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Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 8: Thinking & Language Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is divergent thinking?

Question 2 2. Which theory places the most emphasis on social interaction in the development of language?

Question 3 3. Having good use of metacognitve strategies would be an advantageous trait in an employee for every reason except

Question 4 4. How do children learn syntax?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is an example of denying the consequent?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

Question 7 7. Which of the following would be considered an example of language according to principle of combinability?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is TRUE of heuristics?

Question 10 10. All of the following could be considered teaching metacognitive strategies except:

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Question 11 11. Leo is two years old and he is able to say short phrases like 'play dog' and 'food mommy'. What stage of linguistic development is Leo in?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Which of the following is not a measure of convergent thinking?

Question 14 14. What is convergent thinking?

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following BEST explains why the alarm calls made by vervet monkeys should not be considered language?

Question 17 17. The holophrastic stage refers to the time when

Question 18 18. 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?

Question 19 19. Functional fixedness is caused by:

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements regarding deductive reasoning is false?

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Question 21 21. An example of a morpheme is

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Vowels and consonants are examples of

Question 24 24. The following are all examples of metacognitive strategies except

Question 25 25. A seven month old baby repeatedly babbles 'bababa' and 'dadada'. This is an example of

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

Question 28 28. Most accurately, metacognition can be defined as

Question 29 29. Overextending language is when a baby

Question 30 30. How could you BEST describe the role that grammar plays in language?

Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 8: Thinking & Language Chapter Exam Instructions

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