TPO10L4 Childhood Amnesia (Psychology)



1.What is the main purpose of the lecture?

A. To discuss possible explanations for childhood amnesia

B. To describe key features of childhood amnesia

C. To explain methods of testing memory in children of different ages

D. To discuss why the ability recall memories diminishes as a person ages


2.Why does the professor ask student about their earliest memories?

A. To help students relate to the topic she is about to discuss

B. To establish that people vary in the time of their earliest memory

C. To introduce the connection between language and memory

D. To point out a common thing in the earliest memories of most people


3.What does the professor imply about some of the explanations for childhood amnesia that she describes?

A. They can never be proved or disproved.

B. They were formed without proper evidence.

C. They explain only certain types of childhood amnesia.

D. They are contradicted by her own research.


4.The professor mentions some commonly held explanations for childhood amnesia.Indicate whether each of the following is one of the explanations she mentions.

A.Yes B.No
(1).Early memories are repressed.

(2).Young children have few experiences to remember.

(3).Young children are unable to form memories.

(4).Children lose memories at a faster rate than adults.

(5).Young children do not make an effort to remember events.


5.How was recall tested in children without language ability?

A. By recording children ‘s responses to familiar faces.

B. By observing children ‘s reaction to a repeated series of actions.

C. By having children imitate each other ‘s actions.

D. By having children imitate an ordered sequence of actions.


6.The professor mentions a study in the 1980s that tested memory in children under age 3. What did the researchers conclude from this study?

A. Young children do not develop the capacity for recall until after age 3.

B. Piaget ‘s theory linking language development to memory was incorrect.

C. Young children typically remember events for about nine months.

D. The formation of memories is dependent upon language development.


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