Advanced Psychology - Qp15

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Advanced Psychology - Qp15

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  • 1. 
    It is generally believed that the ability to use language gives humans three huge advantages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Hockett (1960) proposed fifteen key features of language, which were subsequently reduced to ten by Aitchison (1983).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The term ‘______’ refers to syntax, which means structure or grammar.
    • A. 

      Syntactic

    • B. 

      Semantic

    • C. 

      Interactive

  • 4. 
    Humans have the ability to take it in turns to both send and receive information, and to modify their replies according to the information they have just received.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Language determines our concepts and we can only think through the use of concepts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    _______, surveyed a wide variety of languages and found that, generally speaking, all languages apparently select colour terms (or labels) from 11 basic colour categories.
    • A. 

      Brown and Lenneberg

    • B. 

      Carroll

    • C. 

      Gardner and Gardner

    • D. 

      Berlin and Kay

  • 7. 
    Smith, the founder of Behaviourism, claimed that thought processes are no more than the sensations produced by tiny movements of the speech apparatus which are too small to produce audible sounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Overt language is used exclusively for social communication, and the thought function of language is internalised as internal speech or verbal thought.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Luria and Yudovich (1956) found that language is important in higher thinking processes (cognitive development).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Brown believed that language was an innate human ability, and that children would acquire language simply by hearing it spoken around them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Labov (1970) found that because the structure of black English is different from white English intelligence tests.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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