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2. Whether an affordance is perceived & acted upon depends on
5. Two-year-old Billy liked to tug on his dog's tail. One day, he tried to pull the
cat's tail and the cat scratched him. After that, Billy knew that only some
tails are safe to pull. Billy has undergone the process known as
6. Which of the following children is assimilating?
Linda, who just started to walk and noticed that walking on the slippery
kitchen floor requires a smaller, more cautious step than walking
on the carpet.
Kim, who spent her first hour in daycare crying for her mother but then
decided to stop crying and join some of the other children who were
playing in the sandbox.
Rose, who made her father very happy when she started to call him
"dada," and then when they went to the park called out "dada" every time
a man passed by her stroller.
Lilly, who on her first visit to the pediatrician stared at the colorful mural
on the wall for a long time before switching her gaze to survey the
other goings on in the waiting room.
7. Baillargeon's research using "impossible events" has revealed that 6-month old infants:
believe anything is possible.
understand object permanence before they can search for hidden objects.
understand object permanence when they can crawl.
do not know hidden objects can support visible objects.
8. Bob's first words were "Want" and "Mine." Donna's first words were "Cup" & "Bath." Bob has an ________ style of language & Donna has an ________ style of language.
9. If a child says "Cup," which of the following parental responses to the child's
utterance would constitute a contingent dialogue?
"Do you want a drink in your cup? Would you like some milk?"
"Good! You said "Cup." Now if you say "Juice," I'll pour some in your cup."
"What about your cup? Tell me exactly what you want."
"Here. You want it? You can have it."
10. Every day when Kimberly gives her two-year-old daughter Rose a bath, the two of them engage in a two-way conversation pertaining to the rubber duck, the soap, the bath water, and the towel. This type of conversation is called
11. Which of the following would be considered a launching event?
12. The 1st two stages of sensorimotor thought involve
13. An example of stage three behavior is
14. Piaget's sixth stage of senorimotor intelligence is
15. On average, children began to say recognizable words at about:
16. Ed uses the word "bird" to name the family parrot but not other birds. Ed is exhibiting;
17. According to Chomsky:
the inability of some children to learn language is due to brain dysfunction.
children have an innate ability to learn language.
children learn language though imitation & reinforcement.
Language learning depends on specific brain structures.
18. In general terms, the Gibsonsí concept of affordances emphasizes the idea that the individual perceives an object in terms of its:
19. A single word used by toddlers to express a complete thought is:
20. A toddler who taps on a computer keyboard after observing her dad sending E-mail is demonstrating
Growth & Development
Robert C. Gates
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.