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5 Matching Questions

  1. Do these problem-solving methods guarantee accurate results?
  2. What is mental age?
  3. What are approximately 50% of cases of ID believed to be caused by?
  4. What is an enriched environment?
  5. What is intelligence?
  1. a In development deliberately making an environment more stimulating, nutritional, comforting, loving etc.
  2. b No
  3. c The average mental ability people display at a given age.
  4. d An overall capacity to think rationally, act purposefully, and deal effectively with the environment.
  5. e Organic, related to physical disorder, fetal damage

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Verbatim or word for word
  2. Failure to store sufficient information to form a useful memory
  3. IQ is hereditary
  4. The study of progressive changes in behavior and abilities from conception to death
  5. the experience, usually in the context of adult psychotherapy, of seeming to remember events that never actually occurred. These pseudo memories are often quite vivid and emotionally charged, especially those representing acts of abuse or violence committed against the subject during childhood.

5 True/False Questions

  1. What is Piaget's Preoperational stage of cognitive development?a technique for obtaining participants, whereby every member of the population has an equal chance of being selected. Purpose is to


  2. What is the independent variable?in an experiment, condition (usually a behavior) that is affected by the independent variable


  3. What is a population?Making measurements to discover relationships between events


  4. What is the difference between an excitatory and an inhibitory neurotransmitter?Chemical carrying communication between nerves: a chemical that carries messages between different nerve cells e.g. to trigger or prevent an impulse in the receiving cell. Inhibitory neurotransmitters act to prevent further transmission of an impulse.


  5. What is a sample?The average mental ability people display at a given age.


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