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Cognitive Perspective in Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. James is taking care of his friend's dog for a couple of weeks. James has no experience with animals and is puzzled because the dog has not eaten anything for several days. Instead of checking online for some information on dog psychology, James calls his dog-owning friends to ask them for advice based on their own experiences. What type of thinking is James utilizing?

Question 2 2. What is a term for mental shortcuts we take when making judgments and choices?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of brainstorming?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is true of short-term memory?

Question 5 5. Echoic memory is a category of _____.

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Question 6 6. You are at the shopping mall and walk around a display right into someone you recognize, but cannot place. After an awkward moment, you realize that you were in a psychology class together last semester. This is the only time you have ever seen this person outside of a university setting. This is an example of what type of memory?

Question 7 7. Your brain's transformation of sensory experiences into meaningful ideas that can be processed and understood is called:

Question 8 8. _____ is how our brains understand pieces of information as meaningful ideas, while sensation is how our brains receive stimulus information from our sensory neurons.

Question 9 9. Laura is a very good salsa dancer and now she has decided to learn tango. Unfortunately, she is having difficulties keeping the elegant and stiff posture required for tango because she is too used to the hip-swaying movements of salsa. Laura is experiencing:

Question 10 10. What does the availability heuristic teach us?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of episodic memory?

Question 12 12. You are driving down the highway when you see a lion walking along the side of the road. You realize that the lion has escaped from somewhere. There is a hospital, zoo, university, and clothing store nearby. You decide to call the zoo and report the lion, rather than the other places. Sternberg's theory would say you used which type of intelligence to make this decision?

Question 13 13. What is a non-routine problem?

Question 14 14. _____ is the tendency for people to approach problems in a rigid, habitual manner or persistent pattern.

Question 15 15. According to Robert Sternberg, which of the following are the three types of intelligence required by creativity?

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Question 16 16. Iconic memory explains why our brains _____.

Question 17 17. The Gestalt principles of organization are figure/ground, proximity, similarity, continuity and _____.

Question 18 18. Susan is making candle holders out of bottles and selling them at the local market. What type of thinking did Susan use to come up with her project?

Question 19 19. Divergent cognitive thinking is required for which of the following activities?

Question 20 20. The Gestalt principle of proximity could explain why a teacher _____ groups of students into categories such as 'bookworms,' 'class clowns,' and 'creative types.'

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Question 21 21. Retrieval of state-dependent memory is improved when:

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an example of sensory memory?

Question 23 23. Now that Pluto is no longer considered an official planet, the _____ method for remembering all of the planets could be My Very Evil Mother Just Served Us Newts (MVEMJSUN).

Question 24 24. Which of the following describes analytic intelligence?

Question 25 25. Mrs. Parker asked her students to make a small figure of a sheep out of different materials they could find around their house. Most students came up with a very similar figure made out of cotton. These similar responses are an example of which concept?

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Question 26 26. When previously learned information takes up space in your working memory and interferes with learning new information it is called what?

Question 27 27. Mental shortcuts used for problem solving, often based on one's past experiences, defines which term?

Question 28 28. Abel and Jane are on holiday in a Spanish town, looking for a good place to dine. There are many options, so it is hard to choose. In the end they decide to go to the most crowded eatery, assuming that a crowd means the food must be good. What problem solving strategy did they use?

Question 29 29. In her classroom Mr. Keanes frequently uses techniques such as brainstorming and working backward strategy in order to:

Question 30 30. Jonah has an excellent memory for personal events in his life, such as his first day of school. Jonah exhibits an excellent _____ memory.

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