MCQ - Set 4

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1. A young child may pretend to be an aeroplane by holding his arms out to either side of his body and parallel to the ground and making "jet engine" sounds with his mouth while running. These uses of the body to represent an aeroplane are called

  • Signifiers
  • Signals
  • Signs
  • Sign stimuli
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2. Piaget studied cognitive development mainly by

  • Observing children as they solved problems
  • Observing the interactions between children and their caregivers
  • Borrowing concepts from psychoanalysis
  • Conducting cross-sectional research studies

3. Nine month old infants can recognise a stimulus successfully after a delay of between _____ seconds

  • 90-160
  • 50-60
  • 200-300
  • 65-85

4. One result of a child's new ability to form mental representations of the actions he or she has seen others perform is

  • Deferred imitation
  • Assimilation
  • Conservation
  • Object permanence

5. Through accommodation, infants

  • Apply existing information to new information
  • Modify existing schemata to fit new information
  • Transform new knowledge to fit existing schemata
  • Compensate for their lack of experience in communicating their needs to others


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