PS102 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Cognitive Development, Nerve Conduction Velocity, Critical Period
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PS102B Winter 2018 – Mock Questions for Midterm Test #2
1. A child in the sensorimotor stage may quit looking or reaching for a toy if you move it out of
sight. This behaviour reflects the fact that the child has not developed ______.
a. core knowledge
b. object permanent
d. to the preoperational stage
2. As you observe a child you know interacting with her parents, you watch the child behaving in a
“clingy” and dependent manner, but later you notice that the child is behaving very
independently from her parents and actively rejects their attention. It seems likely that the child
has what sort of attachment style?
3. Rachel believes that it is wrong to steal only because doing so could land her in jail. Which level
of Kohlberg’s moral development scheme is Rachel applying in this scenario?
4. When taking a language test, Jim answers several questions about language development. He is
asked to correct the following sentence: Lilly, “You love I”, said. What is the question primarily
asking Jim to address?
a. The question asks Jim to address the incorrect syntax, because the sentence does not
use the appropriate order of words.
b. The question asks Jim to address the incorrect semantics, because the sentence does
not employ the correct meaning with the words used.
c. The question asks Jim to address the incorrect semantics, because the sentence does
not use words to create meaning.
d. The question is asking Jim to address the sentence, but it is a distractor as the sentence
is completely accurate, it should be marked correct.
5. Young children’s ability to comprehend language:
a. are generally ahead of their ability to produce the same language.
b. develop at exactly the same rate as their ability to produce language since both depend
on the same underlying representations.
c. are extremely difficult to test and have been very little studied.
d. show that children comprehend very little of the language they hear or produce.
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