Module 3 Quiz On Psychologist Theory

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Sample Assessment - Cognitive Development in Infancy


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Piaget felt the best way for preschool children to learn was through
    • A. 

      Passive learning where children are instructed by adults.

    • B. 

      Active manipulation of play materials.

    • C. 

      The use of a variety of sensory experiences.

    • D. 

      The second (B) and third (C) choices

  • 2. 
    A child mumbles to himself while completing a puzzle in a preschool classroom. Vygotsky would call this
    • A. 

      Egocentric discourse

    • B. 

      Self-directed speech

    • C. 

      Inner-focused rehearsal

    • D. 

      Immature cognitive externalizing

  • 3. 
    Vygotsky was also a constructivist; that is, he believed that children constructed knowledge through interaction with materials. However, he believed children would be better able to solve problems if
    • A. 

      They used workbooks more than self-directed materials

    • B. 

      They could talk and socialize with adults and more experienced peers

    • C. 

      They remained quiet during learning activities

    • D. 

      They used a specific set of materials

  • 4. 
    A child living in Kenya has a mother who is a potter. He often helps her make her pots and even makes some of his own. He is found to be very advanced in the conservation tasks. Why?
    • A. 

      An interaction between genetics and experiences with objects has led to advanced abilities in categorizing

    • B. 

      The child has likely learned to conserve through informal, though direct, instruction from parents in spatial orientation.

    • C. 

      The child's "pottery culture" contains a simpler numerical system; his language provides clues that make conservation tasks easier.

    • D. 

      In the child's family, quantity is very important; judgments about quantity are a daily part of experience.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true about preschoolers' abilities to interpret the emotions of others?
    • A. 

      They can interpret many feelings—especially negative emotions—without relying on facial expressions or other social cues

    • B. 

      They accurately interpret feelings—both positive and negative—if they can view facial expressions

    • C. 

      They accurately interpret positive feelings without relying on facial expressions or social visual cues. However, they can't understand negative feelings without these visual supports

    • D. 

      They accurately interpret negative feelings relying on facial expressions and other visual cues. However, they cannot understand positive feelings without these emotional supports.