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During the course of successful prenatal development, a human organism begins as a(n):
a) zygote and finally develops into an embryo.
b) embryo and finally develops into a fetus.
c) zygote and finally develops into a fetus.
d) fetus and finally develops into an embryo.

The symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome are most likely to include:
a) egocentrism.
b) mental retardation.
c) visual impairments.
d) autism.

Piaget is best known for his interest in the process of ________ development.
a) social
b) cognitive
c) emotional
d) physical

According to Piaget, schemas are:
a) fixed sequences of cognitive developmental stages.
b) children's ways of coming to terms with their sexuality.
c) people's conceptual frameworks for understanding their experiences.
d) problem-solving strategies that are typically not developed until the formal operational stage.

Interpreting new experiences in terms of existing schemas is called:
a) egocentrism.
b) assimilation.
c) imprinting.
d) accommodation.

According to Piaget, accommodation refers to:
a) parental efforts to include new children in the existing family structure.
b) incorporating new experiences into existing schemas.
c) developmental changes in a child's behavior that facilitate social acceptance by family and peers.
d) adjusting current schemas in order to make sense of new experiences.

Which of the following represents the correct order of Piaget’s stages of cognitive development?
a) preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational, sensorimotor
b) sensorimotor, preoperational, formal operational, concrete operational
c) sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational
d) preoperational, sensorimotor, concrete operational, formal operational

Olivia understands her world primarily by grasping and sucking easily available objects. Olivia is clearly in Piaget's ________ stage.
a) preoperational
b) concrete operational
c) sensorimotor
d) formal operational

The persistence of learning over time most clearly depends on
a) The serial position effect.
b) proactive interference.
c) visual encoding.
d) memory.

The retention of encoded information over time refers to
a) effortful processing.
b) mplicit memory.
c) repression.
d) storage.

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