TB8 D&L Lecture 2; Cognitive development

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1. Which of these are two salient characteristics of Information processing theories

  • Limited processing speed and attentional capacity, flexible ways of working around limitations
  • Limited processing speed and attentional capacity, limited ways of working around limitations
  • Limited neural energy constrained by cognitive elements (e.g attention)
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2. Which of these was NOT a main result from Ruff & Capozolli (2003)?

  • 42 month olds were least distracted in focused attention sessions
  • Children across ages do not differ in their responses to ST and MT conditions
  • The type of attention given to toys differs with age
  • Children of different ages rely on different attention strategies within sessions
  • Focused attention is broken differently across ages
  • Children across ages respond differently to ST and MT conditions

3. What is scientific reasoning?

  • Cognitive tools, which can be either symbolic or material
  • Generations of predictions and hypothesis testing
  • Comparing items that may appear different at first to extract deeper regularities

4. What characterises a Hrd core information processing theory?

  • Studying human behaviour using experimental methods
  • Computers as representing the flow of information through the cognitive system
  • Computer as a simulation of thought
  • Computer as a metaphor for thought

5. In Piaget's cognitive adaptation theory, what is assimilation?

  • Fitting reality into ones cognitive organisation
  • The mechanism by which cognitive organisations are applied to reality
  • Adjustments to cognitive organisation resulting from IRL demans


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