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Language and Thought

Ralueke Ikejiani

This crossword covers vital definitions from chapter eight of your textbook.

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3.This is Simon's assertion that people tend to use simple strategies in decision making that focus on only a few facets of available options and often result in "irrational" decisions that are less than optimal.
5.This is the belief that the odds of a chance event increase if the event hasn't occurred recently.
8.This is the process by which children map a word onto an underlying concept after only one exposure to the word.
12.Speech that consists mainly of content words; articles, prepositions, and other less critical words are omitted. This is known as ________.
15.This is the ability to reflect on the use of language.
21.This is persisting in using problem-solving strategies that have worked in the past.
29.This is believed to be an innate mechanism or process that facilitates the learning of language.
32.At four years old, a child catches his father, who is a stay-at-home dad, dressing up as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, and then catches him again at 12. Despite this, they believe that Santa Claus is real until the day they die, this is an example of ____________.
33.This is the theory that one's language determines the nature of one's thought.
34.This is the area of language concerned with understanding the meaning of words and word combinations.
35.These are the smallest units of meaning in a language.
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1.This is the act of basing the estimated probability of an event on how similar it is to the typical prototype of that event.
2.This is the tendency of individuals to rely primarily on external versus internal frames of reference when orienting themselves in space.
4.In children, this is incorrect generalization of grammatical rules to irregular cases where they do not apply.
6.This is the tendency to seek information that supports one's decisions and beliefs while ignoring disconfirming information.
7.This is the set of possible pathways to a solution considered by the problem solver.
9.This is the degree to which a person is socially and pyschologically integrated into a new culture.
10.This is the process of evaluating alternatives and making choices among them.
11.You are a chef, and have been for 36 years. Over the years, many of your white china plates go missing. One day, your wife, who is an artist, asks you to come to her studio, where she has been working on a piece of artwork for years. She has created an 9 feet tall, gleaming white woman, all you can see, however, are hundreds of broken plates. This is because of __________.
13.This is defined as making choices under conditions of uncertainty.
14.Active efforts to discover what must be done to achieve a goal that is not readily available.
16.This is the act of trying possible solutions sequentially and discarding those that are in error until one works.
17.These are the smallest units of sound in a spoken language.
18.This is an error that occurs when people estimate that the odds of two uncertain events happening together are greater than the odds of either event happening alone.
19.This is the average length of children's spoken statements, which is measured in phonemes.
20.You can easily recall multiple events where vacationers have died in plane crashes while on the way to their destination, because of this, you refuse to accept an all expense paid trip to Paradise Island because you must fly in order to get there and are fairly certain that your plane will plummet to its doom, this is because of the ___________.
22.This is a methodical, step-by-step procedure for trying all possible alternatives in searching for a solution to a problem.
23.This is the acquisition of two languages that use different speech sounds, vocabularies, and grammatical rules.
24.In problem solving, this is the sudden discovery of the correct solution following incorrect attempts based primarily on trial and error.
25.These are errors that occur when a child incorrectly uses a word to describe a narrower set of objects or actions than it is meant to.
26.This is a strategy, guiding principle, or rule of thumb used in solving problems or making decisions.
27.This is how issues are posed or how choices are structured.
28.This is the act of using a word incorrectly to describe a wider set of objects or actions than it is meant to.
30.This is a set of symbols that convey meaning, and rules for combining those symbols, that can be used to generate an infinite variety of messages.
31.This is a system of rules that specify how words can be combined into phrases and sentences.

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