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Quiz 4: Cognitive Transitions

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Quiz 4: Cognitive Transitions PSYC 2351

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Multiple-choice questions for Chapter 2 of Adolescence by Steinberg.
Psychology of Adolescence
Dr. Miller
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selective attention, cognitive transitions, adolescence, psychology of adolescence. intro to adolescence
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Date Created: 02/20/16
1 points    QUESTION   Chris and his parents had an argument because they did not want him to go to a New Year's  Eve party across town. A few days after the argument, Chris's anger subsided because he  realized his parents were worried about his safety. Which cognitive process did Chris use to  reach this conclusion?    a automatization  .    b mutual role­taking  .    c implicit personality theory  .    d social perspective­taking  .  QUESTION   Charlie is able to tune out the television so that he can focus on his art project, which is due in  class tomorrow. This is an example of:    a selective attention.  .    b long­term memory.  .    c short­term memory.  .    d divided attention.  .  1 points    QUESTION   Which of the following terms applies more to adolescent thought than to childhood thought?    a preoperational, egocentric, scheme  .    b assimilation, accommodation, complexity  .    c conservation, reversibility, structure  .    d flexible, speculative, abstract  .  1 points    QUESTION   Bickering and squabbling between teenagers and their parents is largely caused by:    a the generation gap.  .    b adolescents' ability to formulate  .  counterarguments.    c adolescents' anti­social tendencies.  .    d hormonal changes in adolescents.  .                            1 points    QUESTION   Which statement regarding cognitive abilities of adolescents is false?    a Increases in cognitive abilities are due to growth in the size of the brain.  .    b Maturation of the prefrontal cortex allows for complex activities such as planning, decision making,  .  goal setting, and metacognition.    c Changes in levels of neurotransmitters reduce sensitivity to reward, leading to an increase in  .  sensation­seeking.    d Pruning of the synapses leads to increases in cognitive abilities.  .  1 points    QUESTION   A researcher using the information processing perspective would examine all of the following  aspects of cognitive development except:    a memory  .    b attention  .    c organization  .    d propositional  .  logic  1 points    QUESTION   Dave knows that kids who drink and drive sometimes get killed, but he believes that he is  somehow immune to having such a terrible thing happen to him. Dave's belief is an example of:    a the imaginary audience.  .    b a personal fable.  .    c social cognition.  .    d metacognition.  .  1 points    QUESTION   Tam is good at drawing conclusions from given information, and Lan is good at using  information to generate many possible conclusions. Thus, Tam is good at _________ reasoning  and Lan is good at _________ reasoning.    a deductive; deductive  .    b deductive; inductive  .    c inductive; inductive  .    d inductive; deductive  .  1 points    QUESTION   According to research on behavioral decision theory, adolescents often decide to engage in  behavior that seems risky to adults because adolescents:    a place a different value on the possible consequences than do adults.  .    b wish to assert their independence from adults in every possible way.  .    c have thinking processes that are still predominantly preoperational.  .    d cannot consider as many consequences for their actions as do adults.  .                            1 points    QUESTION   When evaluating the three different forms of intelligence described in his triarchic theory of  intelligence, Sternberg would disagree with which statement?    a Individuals with high componential intelligence are more intelligent than individuals with either  .  experiential or contextual intelligence.    b An individual who scores high on experiential or contextual intelligence may be equally as intelligent  .  as someone who scores high in componential intelligence.    c It is time we should be assessing experiential and contextual intelligence as much as we test  .  componential intelligence.    d Society needs individuals with all three forms of intelligence.  .   


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