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  • 1. 

    Jean Piaget believed that a child's intellectual abilities were:

    • A.

      Qualitative

    • B.

      Quantitative

    • C.

      Method-based

    Correct Answer
    A. Qualitative
    Explanation
    Jean Piaget believed that a child's intellectual abilities were qualitative. This means that Piaget believed that children's thinking and understanding of the world develops in stages, with each stage being qualitatively different from the previous one. He proposed that children go through four stages of cognitive development, namely the sensorimotor stage, the preoperational stage, the concrete operational stage, and the formal operational stage. In each stage, children acquire new ways of thinking and understanding, which are qualitatively different from the previous stage. Piaget's theory emphasized the importance of qualitative changes in children's intellectual abilities as they grow and develop.

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  • 2. 

    Piaget's initial research consisted of what?

    • A.

      Surveys

    • B.

      Extensive reading

    • C.

      Clinical interviews

    Correct Answer
    C. Clinical interviews
    Explanation
    Piaget's initial research consisted of clinical interviews. These interviews involved engaging with individuals in a one-on-one setting to gather information about their thought processes and cognitive development. Through these interviews, Piaget aimed to understand how individuals of different ages and stages of development perceive and interpret the world around them. This method allowed him to gather detailed qualitative data and gain insights into the cognitive processes of children, which formed the foundation of his theory of cognitive development.

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  • 3. 

    What is an operation in the context of Piaget's theories?

    • A.

      An action performed mentally

    • B.

      A medical procedure

    • C.

      An action resulting from misplaced will

    Correct Answer
    A. An action performed mentally
    Explanation
    In the context of Piaget's theories, an operation refers to an action performed mentally. Piaget believed that children develop cognitive abilities through their interactions with the environment, and operations are mental actions that allow them to manipulate and transform information. These mental actions involve logical thinking, problem-solving, and understanding cause and effect relationships. By performing operations, individuals can adapt their thinking to new situations and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them.

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  • 4. 

    What stage of development is being described in the following sentence? "The child’s thinking becomes more logical and mathematical. Children start to succeed at conservation tasks."

    • A.

      The Superlative Developmental Stage

    • B.

      The Concrete Operational Stage

    • C.

      The Tertiary Operational Stage

    Correct Answer
    B. The Concrete Operational Stage
    Explanation
    The sentence describes the Concrete Operational Stage of development. This stage is characterized by the child's ability to think logically and mathematically. They also start to succeed at conservation tasks, which involve understanding that certain properties of objects remain the same even when their appearance changes.

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  • 5. 

    From what age does the Formal Operational Stage take place?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      15

    Correct Answer
    B. 12
    Explanation
    The Formal Operational Stage, according to Piaget's theory of cognitive development, typically occurs from around the age of 12 and continues into adulthood. This stage is characterized by the ability to think abstractly, reason logically, and engage in hypothetical and deductive reasoning. During this stage, individuals develop advanced problem-solving skills, can understand complex concepts, and think critically about various ideas and possibilities.

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  • 6. 

    Interviewing many children from different age groups in order to look for similarities is known as a cross-sectional technique.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The cross-sectional technique involves interviewing children from different age groups to identify similarities. This technique allows researchers to gather data from a diverse range of participants at a specific point in time, providing a snapshot of the population's characteristics. By comparing the responses of children from various age groups, researchers can identify common patterns or trends. This approach is useful for studying developmental changes or identifying age-related differences in behavior, cognition, or other variables.

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  • 7. 

    Animism is the term given to when children consider animate objects to have thoughts and feelings.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Animism is actually the belief that inanimate objects, such as plants and natural phenomena, possess souls or spirits. It is not specifically related to children considering animate objects to have thoughts and feelings. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 8. 

    Egocentrism is the term given to thinking of things only from one's own point of view.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Egocentrism refers to the tendency of individuals to only consider their own perspective when thinking about things. This means that they have difficulty understanding or empathizing with others' viewpoints. Therefore, the statement that egocentrism is the term given to thinking of things only from one's own point of view is true.

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