Changes to Memory & Attention with Age Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Mary, Bob, Richard, and Joan are all getting older in age. What would their doctor expect to see with their advancing age?

Question 2 2. What happens when an individual's working memory degrades?

Question 3 3. Timmy knows how to walk up stairs. What kind of memory does this skill depend on?

Question 4 4. Which is the following is the first step in forming a memory?

Question 5 5. Working memory typically lasts _____.

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Question 6 6. What is encoding?

Question 7 7. What are severe or pathological memory problems likely due to?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements about implicit memories is FALSE?

Question 9 9. What's the most stable type of memory?

Question 10 10. What statement is TRUE about memory retrieval in older people?

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Question 11 11. How do short term memory and working memory differ?

Question 12 12. How was short term memory discovered?

Question 13 13. Remembering things that happened a few seconds or minutes ago is called _____.

Question 14 14. There are an estimated _____ in the human brain.

Question 15 15. _____ requires minimal depth of processing, and is often very quick and surface-level.

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Question 16 16. The time of life between age 40 and age 65 is called:

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements about short-term memory is TRUE?

Question 18 18. If you're conducting an experiment, why is it important to be concerned with priming?

Question 19 19. How do older people compensate for changes in processing speed?

Question 20 20. What kind of memory becomes increasingly difficult to form and maintain as people age?

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Question 21 21. A therapist shows a patient a red piece of paper and a blue piece of paper, then later presents the patient with the red piece of paper, and asks what color the other piece of paper was. What kind of memory does this involve?

Question 22 22. Remembering without any form of aid, or remembering to remember, is known as _____.

Question 23 23. Automatic processing requires _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements about explicit memories are TRUE?

Question 25 25. Why are established connections helpful in the recalling process?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an example of effortful processing?

Question 27 27. A person with an extremely high intelligence takes a test on material they understand. They finish it quickly and without much effort. However, they receive a poor grade. Why?

Question 28 28. How do mnemonics work?

Question 29 29. Remembering things that happened more than a few minutes ago is called _____.

Question 30 30. Degradation of working memory begins _____.

Changes to Memory & Attention with Age Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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