The Visual Cliff Experiment: Purpose & Significance

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The process of growth and change that humans go through is called:

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1. The idea that development is genetic is called:

2. The idea that development is due to the environment is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to learn more the Visual Cliff Experiment, which tested to see if depth perception was a learned or inherited trait. The printable worksheet will allow you to read up on the experiment, while the interactive quiz will test you on its themes and findings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • The process of growth and change that humans go through
  • The idea that development is genetic
  • The belief that development is due to the environment
  • Findings of the visual cliff experiment
  • The ability to see the world in 3D

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as nature and nurture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definitions of terms relating to development
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the themes of the Visual Cliff Experiment, and the experiment's findings

Additional Learning

To learn more read the lesson called The Visual Cliff Experiment: Purpose & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the researchers who conducted the study
  • Describes how the visual cliff experiment was tested
  • Understand its findings
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