Child Psychology Final Exam Summer 2009

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Child Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

This is a 100 point multiple choice exam. There are 10 questions that count 10 points each. Choose the best answer to the following questions. You have 10 minutes to complete this test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • B. 

      Neocognitive associationism

    • C. 

      Education in social skills

    • D. 

      Classical conditioning

  • 2. 
    One teacher behavior that supports self-directed learning is
    • A. 

      Conducts a teacher-centered classroom

    • B. 

      Gives very little feedback

    • C. 

      Does not explain why rules are necessary and important

    • D. 

      Provides opportunities for student initiative and student choices

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes the behavioral perspective of learners? 
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Social

    • C. 

      Passive

    • D. 

      Egocentric

  • 4. 
    Which one of the following ways of learning an applied skill is most consistent with a constructivist approach?
    • A. 

      Using realistic materials and a group format to provide support for individuals

    • B. 

      The teacher walking the students step-by-step through the process

    • C. 

      Providing well-constructed worksheets with which students can practice individually

    • D. 

      Using simplified, manufactured materials in order to make the task easier for students

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would not describe students focused on mastery goals
    • A. 

      Bettering themselves in terms of skill competencies

    • B. 

      Finishing tasks so that they can seek new challenges

    • C. 

      Confident they put forth their best effort

    • D. 

      Concerned about their grades

  • 6. 
    Choose the educational practices that promote intuitive, creative thinking
    • A. 

      Punishes wrong guesses in class discussions and on tests

    • B. 

      Uses standardized tests to evaluate learning

    • C. 

      Uses objective tests to evaluate learning

    • D. 

      Engages students in Socratic questioning

  • 7. 
    The cognitive view of learning assumes that people are motivated by
    • A. 

      Acquiring understanding of external events

    • B. 

      The consequences of external events

    • C. 

      The need for fulfillment

    • D. 

      Sociocultural expectations

  • 8. 
    Which of the following approaches would more likely enhance students' self-esteem?
    • A. 

      Give the high achievers bumper stickers for their car

    • B. 

      Encourage and help students to set very high goals for themselves

    • C. 

      Curve grades so that there are more A’s and B’s

    • D. 

      Give everyone a reward just for trying