Exam #2 Guide

Exam #2 Guide - Study Guide for Exam #2, PSY 330, Child...

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Study Guide for Exam #2, PSY 330, Child Development Note: This guide does not cover everything that could be on the test, but it is a good start. Chapter 6 Language development You should understand the following concepts. You can test your understanding by seeing if you are able to give an example: Symbol Language comprehension Language production Generativity Phoneme Semantic development Syntax Vocabulary explosion Language pragmatics Critical period for language Infant-directed talk Overextension Fast mapping Overregularization Whole object assumption Dual representation Shape bias in language learning Other main ideas you should understand: Language milestones in the first two years of life Nativist theories of language development How other people help a child’s language development Why overregularization errors are important Advantages of bilingualism Similarities between the development of spoken language and sign language Symbol use in nonhuman primates Localization of language in the brain Evidence for the critical period hypothesis for language Characteristics of infant-directed talk Importance of categorical perception Changes in the ability to tell phonemes apart over the first year of life Early parent-child interactions that lead the way to holding conversations later Importance of joint attention for language What 2-word sentences tell us about children’s language development Describe toddlers’ conversations with each other (collective monologues) Theories of language development Drawings as symbols Chapter 7 Conceptual development You should understand the following concepts. You can test your understanding by seeing if you are able to give an example: Concepts Theory of mind False-belief problems Essentialist concepts Object substitution Sociodramatic play Egocentric representation of space
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Other main ideas you should understand: Infants’ ability to categorize
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PSY 330 taught by Professor Patriciamiller during the Fall '10 term at S.F. State.

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Exam #2 Guide - Study Guide for Exam #2, PSY 330, Child...

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