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Sensory & Perceptual Development in Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Kayla has developed the ability to focus on one stimulus when presented with many stimuli. What type of attention does Kayla have?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a common sensory change that occurs with age?

Question 3 3. Attention is best defined as:

Question 4 4. Which of the following is true of sensitive periods?

Question 5 5. 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.

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. A decrease in response to a stimulus after repeated exposure to the same stimulus is called _____.

Question 8 8. All of the following statements about sensory deprivation are true, EXCEPT:

Question 9 9. Which of the following describes the difference between absolute thresholds and differential thresholds?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following could be a cause of sensory deprivation?

Question 12 12. The term 'sensitive periods' is associated with the following researchers:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of divided attention?

Question 14 14. How are the sensory thresholds and age related?

Question 15 15. Ryan is able to shift attention back and forth between different tasks. He has _____ attention.

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Question 16 16. Perceptual development refers to the development of which of the following?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is TRUE of focused attention?

Question 18 18. The five categories of sensitive periods are:

Question 19 19. How have beliefs about an infant's abilities changed over time?

Question 20 20. A sensory threshold is defined as _____.

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Question 21 21. Sensitive periods are:

Question 22 22. Which one of the following statements is TRUE about sensory deprivation?

Question 23 23. How is sensory deprivation defined?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of habituation?

Question 25 25. Jane is two days old. What is true about this newborn?

Sensory & Perceptual Development in Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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