Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development


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How is sensory deprivation defined?

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

2. In comparing sensory deprivation during child development with a plant that does not receive enough sunlight, a leaf that's small and yellow would be the analogy of _____ in a child.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sensory deprivation can have adverse effects on human development. These assessment questions will help you gauge what you know about this topic, including what sensory deprivation is and what it causes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of sensory deprivation
  • Effects of sensory deprivation
  • A good analogy for understanding sensory deprivation
  • Other aspects of sensory deprivation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how sensory deprivation affects development
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the negative impact of sensory deprivation and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson on sensory deprivation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the harmful effects of sensory deprivation, review the corresponding lesson called Sensory Deprivation: The Impact on Human Development. This lesson will help you:

  • Define sensory deprivation
  • Understand the usual harmful nature of sensory deprivation
  • Describe what would happen if someone lost all sensory input
  • Appreciate the importance of sensory input in a child's development
  • Identify how the effects of early sensory deprivation can show up later in life