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5 Matching questions

  1. artificial concepts
  2. language acquisition device (LAD)
  3. representativeness bias
  4. availability bias
  5. overregularization
  1. a Applying a grammatical rule too widely and thereby creating incorrect forms.
  2. b Concepts that are defined by rules.
  3. c Structure in the brain innately programmed with some of the fundamental rules of grammar.
  4. d Faulty heuristic strategy based on presumption that, once a person or event is categorized, it shares all features of other members in that category.
  5. e Faulty heuristic strategy that estimates probabilities based on information that can be recalled from personal experience.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Problem-solving procedures or formulas that guarantee a correct outcome if correctly applied.
  2. Concepts that represent objects and events.
  3. Faulty heuristic caused by basing (anchoring) an estimate on a completely unrelated quality.
  4. Children learn language mainly by following an inborn program for acquiring vocabulary and grammar.
  5. A knowledge cluster or general framework that provides expectations about topics, events, objects, people, and situations in one's life.

5 True/False questions

  1. event related potentialsIgnoring or finding fault with information that does not fit our opinions, and seeking information with which we agree.


  2. linguistic relativity hypothesisLanguage determines thought.


  3. overextensionUnderusing a word.


  4. languageThe order of words in a language.


  5. syntaxA cluster of knowledge about sequences of events and actions expected to occur in particular settings.