GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Perception & Cognition

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Example Question #1 : Perception & Cognition

Which of the following cognitive psychologists is associated with the field of structuralism?

Possible Answers:

Edward Titchener

Noam Chomsky

Sigmund Freud

None of these

Abraham Maslow

Correct answer:

Edward Titchener

Explanation:

Edward Titchener (1867-1922) was a member of the structuralist field of thought. He and the other structural psychologists aimed to reduce psychological phenomena down to its basic mental processes.

Example Question #2 : Perception & Cognition

At what age is an infant expected to say their first words?

Possible Answers:

4-6 months

16-18 months

12-15 months

7-11 months

Correct answer:

12-15 months

Explanation:

An infant is expected to say their first words at 12-15 months, show object permanence, walk unassisted, and can exhibit separation anxiety. At 4-6 months, infants start to babble or repeat sounds. At 7-11 months, infants can imitate sounds but not usually say their first word yet. At 16-18 months, toddlers are expected to be able to say around 10 words. 

Example Question #3 : Perception & Cognition

At what age is an infant expected to imitate sounds and respond to their own name?

Possible Answers:

12-15 months

1-3 months

4-6 months

7-11 months

Correct answer:

7-11 months

Explanation:

An infant starts imitating sounds, using gestures, and responding to their own name and simple instructions at 7-11 months. By 12-15 months, an infant is expected to say their first words. At 4-6 months, infants start to babble or repeat sounds but don't yet respond to their own name. At 1-3 months, infants are only cooing or gurgling in response to attention. 

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