Piaget - Assimilation Vs. Accommodation

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  • 1. 
    Piaget called a cognitive framework or concept that helps organize and interpret information a: 
    • A. 

      Strata

    • B. 

      Theory of mind

    • C. 

      Schema

    • D. 

      Animistic thought

  • 2. 
    A child sees a zebra for the first time and calls it a horse, fitting something new into her existing schema.  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Assimilation

    • B. 

      Accommodation

  • 3. 
    The child's father explains how a zebra is different from a horse; it has black and white stripes.  Now the child correctly says "zebra" when she sees one, showing she has adjusted her schema.  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Assimilation

    • B. 

      Accommodation

  • 4. 
    A child has recently been to the circus.  He sees a man at the grocery store with poofy, curly, white hair and says, "Clown!  Clown!"  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Assimilation

    • B. 

      Accommodation

  • 5. 
    The mother points out that clowns wear make-up and have big red noses, and they are usually only at the circus.  The child no longer calls men in the grocery store with poofy, curly, white hair clowns.  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Assimilation

    • B. 

      Accommodation