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5 Matching questions

  1. contextual influences
  2. children as apprentices
  3. preoperational thinking
  4. guided participation
  5. limitations of piaget's research
  1. a just observing may have led him to underestimate what kids can do
  2. b maturation of the brain's prefrontal cortex appears to be the reason for the age-related advance in children
  3. c the process by which people learn from others who guide their experiences and explorations
  4. d cognitive development between the ages of about 2 and 6; it includes languages and imagination (in addition to the senses and motor skills of infancy), but logical, operational thinking is not yet possible
  5. e cognitive development is embedded in a social context
    curious and observant
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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An awareness that other people's thoughts are different from your own
  2. a characteristic of preoperational thought in which a young child ignores all attributes that are not apparent.
  3. 24 month (short sentences and limited vocab) 6 year old (understand and discuss almost anything)
  4. theorist focused on the social world of people when explaining cognitive development.
  5. The tendency to focus on just one feature of a problem, neglecting other important aspects.

5 True/False questions

  1. logical extensionafter learning a word children use it to describe other objects in the same category


  2. social mediationafter learning a word children use it to describe other objects in the same category


  3. critical perioda limited developmental phase when certain behaviors can be learned


  4. private speechtheorist that developed a series of stages in which an individual passes during cognitive development.


  5. static reasoningThe process by which children map a word onto an underlying concept after only one exposure to the word.


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