Cognitive Perspective in Psychology: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Whenever there is a problem, Mark always comes up with a new, original and unique solution that no one else has thought about before. We could say that Mark is very _____.

Question 2 2. Sternberg argued that three types of intelligence are required for good creative thinking. What are those three types of intelligence?

Question 3 3. In order for a memory to be successfully used, it must go through three stages. What is the correct order of these three stages?

Question 4 4. In the IDEAL Strategy, what does the letter 'D' stand for?

Question 5 5. The group of psychologists known as Gestalt are responsible for _____.

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Question 6 6. Sarah draws several pictures on her pad of paper, such that when she 'flips' through the pictures quickly, it looks like the pictures are a series of moving images. What type of memory is responsible for this visual illusion?

Question 7 7. Carlos was in a car accident when he was 47 years old in which he hit his head on the steering wheel. Even though it's now six years later, Carlos thinks he's still 47 and doesn't remember anything that's happened over the last six years. Which kind of amnesia is Carlos experiencing?

Question 8 8. Stacy is asked to remember a list of eight words. When she takes the test later, she only remembers the last two words that appeared at the end of the list. Stacy's results reflect which phenomenon from short-term memory?

Question 9 9. In order to remember all four compass directions, young Luc simply remembers the sentence 'Never Eat Sour Watermelons,' in which the first letter of each word is a cue for North, East, South, and West. Which mnemonic device has Luc used here?

Question 10 10. Sensory memories include:

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Question 11 11. Iconic memory lasts about _____, whereas Echoic memory lasts about _____.

Question 12 12. Why can schemata sometimes hurt us?

Question 13 13. Ms. Kim is a mechanic. When someone brings in a car with problems, she asks the driver many questions about the history of the car and its recent use in order to think creatively about what might be wrong. What strategy is Ms. Kim using to solve the problem here?

Question 14 14. George learns Spanish, then he starts to learn French. He realizes that many words sound similar between the two languages, so knowing Spanish helps him to learn French. Which type of Transfer of Information has occurred?

Question 15 15. Think about the following letters: J B Y C K. According to the serial position curve, if people were asked to remember this list of letters, which letter is most likely to be forgotten?

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Question 16 16. Long-term memories include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 17 17. How skills or knowledge that students have learned about one topic affect their learning of skills or knowledge in another topic or area is called what?

Question 18 18. A memory that relies on hearing sounds is a(n):

Question 19 19. Kevin is good at music. He likes to compose new tunes and then writes creative lyrics to them. This shows which type of thinking?

Question 20 20. Every time Zion solves word problems, he approaches the problems in the exact same way. As the problems become more complicated, Zion has trouble solving them because he cannot think creatively. Which of the following tendencies is an example of his habitual approach to solving word problems?

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Question 21 21. Jack must attend a funeral. Even though he has never been to a funeral before, he knows what to expect due to seeing funerals on TV and asking his friends about their experiences. His general expectation and idea for how funerals work is an example of what psychological concept?

Question 22 22. What larger, general memory improvement strategy do acronyms and the acrostic method fall within?

Question 23 23. A veteran chef may chop an onion by relying on her:

Question 24 24. In order to remember a list of steps to shoot a rifle, which are Breath, Relax, Aim, Sight, Squeeze, Maria just remembers the word 'BRASS.' Which mnemonic device has Maria used here?

Question 25 25. Swasti enjoys bird-watching, and she has memorized facts about dozens of bird species. However, when she tries to learn about a new species discovered in Brazil, her previous information about birds makes it harder for her to remember the new information. What memory problem has Swasti experienced in this example?

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Question 26 26. Ms. Klondike teaches her elementary school children how to use flashcards when learning vocabulary words. The children then use flashcards to learn state capitals, knowing they can easily transfer the skill of using flashcards from one setting to another that is so similar. Which type of Transfer of Information has occurred?

Question 27 27. Raj is asked to remember a list of eight words. When tested on the words later, he can only remember the first three words on the list. Raj's results reflect which phenomenon from short-term memory?

Question 28 28. According to research, how many pieces of information can be used by short-term memory at any given time?

Question 29 29. Josephine witnessed a man murder a woman on the street. Even though she was not physically harmed in the event, ever since that day, she has not been able to remember her name or anything about her own identity. Which kind of amnesia is Josephine experiencing?

Question 30 30. How can brainstorming encourage creative thinking?

Cognitive Perspective in Psychology: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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