Cognitive Perspective in Psychology: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. Topher was at a party and met a girl who gave him her phone number. The next day, he can't remember the number, so he goes back to the room where the party occurred as a way of trying to remember it. Topher is trying to use what memory phenomenon to help him in this example?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. The Two-Store Model of Memory suggests that there are three basic types of memory. What are those three types?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Ian enjoys learning about different kinds of bird song. After he hears a bird sing, for just a couple of seconds, he can remember exactly what that bird sounded like, which helps him learn the difference between the birds. What type of memory is responsible for this auditory ability?

Question 8 8. A veteran chef may chop an onion by relying on her:

Question 9 9. 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?

Question 10 10. Hanna isn't sure what topic to pick for her public speaking class, so she decides to draw out possible solutions in a visual way, to help her explore the options. She writes down different ideas, circles them, then draws lines connecting different related ideas. Which problem-solving strategy is Hanna using?

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Question 11 11. 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?

Question 12 12. When you still see an image after closing your eyes, you're utilizing your:

Question 13 13. So that he can remember to buy for everyone on his shopping list, Claude visually imagines each item in a different room in his house. When he gets to the store, he mentally 'walks' through his house to remember the items. Which mnemonic device has Claude used here?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. 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 18 18. 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 19 19. The process of _____ is what happens when sensory neurons send signals to the brain, whereas the process of _____ is what happens when the brain interprets these signals as meaningful events, images, or ideas.

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. How do response sets obstruct creative thinking?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Sensory memories include:

Question 24 24. Iconic memory lasts about _____, whereas Echoic memory lasts about _____.

Question 25 25. In order for a memory to be successfully used, it must go through three stages. What is the correct order of these three stages?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. The group of psychologists known as Gestalt are responsible for _____.

Question 28 28. Solving an algebraic question with a set, correct answer requires which type of thinking?

Question 29 29. Mario is really good at playing chess. When he learns how to read braille, his knowledge of chess neither helps nor hurts his ability to read braille. Which type of Transfer of Information has occurred?

Question 30 30. General 'mental short-cuts' or quick decision-making rules, such as, 'you get what you pay for' or 'shorter lines move more quickly' could be considered what type of problem-solving strategy?

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