Educational Psychology 6th Edition By John Santrock Test Bank

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Edition: 6th Edition

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Educational Psychology 6th Edition By John Santrock Test Bank

Chapter 1

 

True/False Questions

 

  1. William James is responsible for writing the first psychology textbook, Principles of Psychology, in 1890.

Answer: True

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Knowledge

Feedback: Page: 2. In 1890, William James launched the first psychology textbook titled Principles of Psychology.

Learning Goal I: Describe some basic ideas about the field of educational psychology.

 

  1. E. L. Thorndike opposed the idea that educational psychology must have a scientific base and should focus strongly on measurement.

Answer: False

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Knowledge

Feedback: Page: 3. E. L. Thorndike promoted the idea that educational psychology must have a scientific base and should focus strongly on measurement. Thorndike argued that one of schooling’s most important tasks is to hone children’s reasoning skills, and he excelled at conducting detailed scientific studies of teaching and learning.

Learning Goal I: Describe some basic ideas about the field of educational psychology.

 

  1. In 1954, Leta Hollingworth developed the concept of programmed learning, which involved reinforcing the student after a series of steps until the student reached a learning goal.

Answer: False

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Knowledge

Feedback: Page: 4. In the 1950s, programmed learning, which involved reinforcing the student after a series of steps until the student reached a learning goal, was developed by B. F. Skinner. Leta Hollingworth was the first individual to use the term “gifted” to describe children who scored exceptionally high on intelligence tests.

Learning Goal I: Describe some basic ideas about the field of educational psychology.

 

  1. According to a recent survey, the “best teachers” expect too much from students.

Answer: False

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Knowledge

Feedback: Page: 12. The worst teachers, not the best teachers, expect too much from students (Figure 1).

Learning Goal II: Identify the attitudes and skills of an effective teacher.

 

  1. Effective teachers fail to help students become self-motivated to learn.

Answer: False

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Knowledge

Feedback: Page: 8. Effective teachers have strategies for helping students become self-motivated.

Learning Goal II: Identify the attitudes and skills of an effective teacher.

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