EDC 241, Psychology in Human Development and Learning – Educational Psychology solved exams and quiz questions for university students.
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An infant learns to focus its eyes on an object dangling before it. This is a sign of ____________________________________
a. social referencing
The period from the onset of puberty until the beginning of adulthood
a. neonatal period
Turner’s syndrome is a condition that occurs when there is an absence of a chromosome resulting in X0 combination. This condition is also known as_______________________
a. Fragile X
b. Down’s Syndrome
c. Trisomy 21
d. Monosomy X
Which of the following statements about the relevance of Educational Psychology in the classroom is QUESTIONABLE?
a. It helps teachers to understand the range/limits of the potentialities of the child.
b. It helps teachers to understand how to infringe pains on pupils/students.
c. It helps teachers to understand the child, his/her need and development.
d. It helps teachers to understand the processes by which children/pupils learn.
A pattern of birth complications and bodily defects in infants caused by excessive consumption of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy is known as_________________
a. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
b. Down’s Syndrome
c. Phenylketonuria (PKU)
d. Klinefelter’s Syndrome
According to Freud, at the phallic stage of human development, a boy may irrationally think that if his father were to find out about his love for the mother, his father would take away his penis. How does Freud call this irrational belief?
a. Electra complex
b. Oedipus complex
c. Castration anxiety
d. Identification anxiety
Mr. Joe Bobo often scolds her four-year old daughter for trying new activities. According to Erikson, the child may develop________________________
At a meeting of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of your school, the Headmaster advised parents to provide their children with healthy nutrition and environment to develop their full potentials because heredity and environment cooperate to produce a person’s intelligence, height, temperament and weight. The Headmaster is articulating the_____________________________________
a. interactionist view of human development
b. stability vs. change view of human development
c. continuity vs. discontinuity view of human development
d. heredity vs. environment view of human development
The generic term used to describe the successfulness of the teaching and learning process is often known as______________________________
a. andragogic knowledge
b. strategic pedagogy
c. pedagogic knowledge
d. effective teaching
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Which of the following human development theorists’ view centre on the premise that the child’s development is embedded in a number of environmental systems?
a. Erik Erikson
b. Jean Piaget
c. Urie Bronfenbrenner
d. Sigmund Freud
Mr. and Mrs. Mensah complained to you after church service that their 3-year old Yaw Mensah now prefers to do things his own way. He walks away from them in church, picks which toy to play with, and makes choices about what to wear and what to eat. They appear quite worried about this development. Which of the following stages of Erikson’s psychosocial development will you be guided by in your offer of advice to the couple?
a. Trust vs. Mistrust stage
b. Industry vs. inferiority
c. Initiative vs. Guilt
d. Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt
A good teacher possesses all the following characteristics, EXCEPT
a. Having knowledge of his/her subject.
b. Expecting too much from students.
c. Having a good sense of humor.
d. Making class interesting
Sigmund Freud believed that, at a particular psychosexual stage of human development, frustration, overindulgence or any combination of the two may lead to __________________________________
b. castration anxiety.
d. Oedipus complex
Assessment is embedded in educational psychology.
Observable actions and responses such as eating, talking, teaching can be described as ____________________________ behaviour.
Which of these sources of instinctual force is unresponsive to the demands of reality?
A one-week old zygote is called__________________________________
One of the following principles of human development asserts that a child’s ability to use words do not happen suddenly.
a. The principle that development is epigentic
b. The principle that development is influenced by maturation
c. The directional principle of human development
d. The principle that human development proceeds from general to specific
Which of the following domains of human development deals directly with self-identity and relationship with people?
a. Psychosocial development
b. Physical development
c. Cognitive development
d. Moral development
Fertilization takes place in the__________________________________
c. fallopian tube
Mr. Apinto’s inability to differentiate red and green colours may be due to a sex-linked biological characteristic.
A three-month-old baby begins to turn over and lie on its stomach. This is an example of _______________________________
The shortest stage of the postnatal developmental periods in humans is________________________________
One of the implications of the principles of human growth and development suggests that teachers should assign tasks that correspond with learners’__________________
a. maturational level
b. social development
c. growth rate
d. emotional development
According to the proximodistal principle of human development, the child will first gain control of the head, the arms before the legs.
The general term for substances or anything capable of causing birth defects is_____________________________
b. Phenylketonuria (PKU)
c. Down’s Syndrome
d. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
One of the principles of human development is that children who are born on the same day do develop at the same rate.
Madam Awurama is midway through her first year of teaching. She feels frustrated with her job. She is developing a negative attitude, and it is carrying over in her teaching. Which of the following areas does Awurama need to work on the most at this point to become an effective teacher?
a. Technology and diversity
b. Commitment and motivation
c. Classroom management and communication
d. Subject-matter competence and individual variations
Trisomy 21 is NOT a nurture-related threat to prenatal development.
Mr. Mensah believes that all children are entitled to an education and that this education should focus on the whole child. His views are most consistent with those of E. L. Thorndike.