Quizzes are available to test your understanding of the key concepts covered in each chapter. Click on the arrows next to each question to view the answer.
1. The meaning of the term ‘perception’ is best defined as which of the following statements?
- The process by which we can distinguish between sensations
- The process by which we make sense of our sensations
- The process by which can detect a particular stimulus event
- The process by which we can determine our sensory system
b. The process by which we make sense of our sensations
2. Of the four authors listed, who is NOT recognised as a Perceptual development theorist?
- James and Eleanor Gibson
- Bornstein and Asterberry
3. The notion of affordances refers to which concept?
- The preference to look over at stimulus over another
- Once a stimulus becomes familiar the individual will become bored of it
- Properties of objects that allow the individual to interact with that object in a variety of ways (something that guides the understanding of the environment)
- The amount of time that an infant looks at one stimulus in relation to another
c. Properties of objects that allow the individual to interact with that object in a variety of ways (something that guides the understanding of the environment)
4. In a newly born infant, which of the following would you expect to be evident in terms of the development of the senses?
- The infant can hear a whispered conversation
- The infant can distinguish colours
- The infant can distinguish between favoured shapes of objects
- The demonstration of a rooting reflex
d. The demonstration of a rooting reflex
5. At what age would you expect an infant first to be able to perceive depth?
- 1 month
- 3 months
- 5 months
- 7 months
b. 3 months
6. Retinal disparity would be a phenomenon best explained by which statement below?
- When observing depth, each eye receives a slightly different image of the given scene
- When observing depth, the motion of objects provides a clue as to how close the object might be to the individual
- When lines on the horizon disappear
- When binocular vision allows the individual to perceive depth
a. When observing depth, each eye receives a slightly different image of the given scene
7. Intermodal perception refers to the development of which skill(s)?
- The detection of information already available in the structure of the information received from the world
- The integration of tactile and visual information
- The ability to distinguish between colours
- The way in which sense is made of sensation
b. The integration of tactile and visual information
8. An aspect of the visual environment that does not change is known as?
- Contrast sensitivity
- Retinal disparity
- Visual acuity
9. In terms of perceptual development, which of the following milestones would you least expect to see in a 3–6 month old child?
- Distinguishes a range of musical sounds
- Can show a preference for increasingly complex visual patterns
- Can distinguish sounds to locate an object
- Can distinguish objects on the basis of touch
d. Can distinguish objects on the basis of touch
10. The work of Piaget in terms of perceptual development is considered an example of which type of theory?
- A combination of constructivist and nativist
- None of the above