GRE Psychology: Memory Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How might a baseball player's schema from his home ballpark help him when his team travels to another ballpark?

Question 2 2. Selective attention involves _____.

Question 3 3. Given this list of concepts, which is the superordinate concept?

Question 4 4. We're better able to remember material if it is _____.

Question 5 5. Multitasking may _____.

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Question 6 6. A way to classify something in your mind refers to as a _____.

Question 7 7. Sensory memories include:

Question 8 8. Why are schemas important?

Question 9 9. Recently, you've seen several reports of shark attacks in Florida on the news. You go to a beach in California and can't make yourself get in the water because all you can think about are sharks. This is an example of what type of heuristic?

Question 10 10. What larger, general memory improvement strategy do acronyms and the acrostic method fall within?

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Question 11 11. The most specific concept is the _____ concept.

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Which of the five senses is the basic mechanism routinely used by short-term memory?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is not an example of a verbal mnemonic?

Question 15 15. Many techniques have been designed to improve memory, such as the keyword technique and the method of loci. What is the term used for these memory improvement techniques and strategies?

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Question 16 16. Which one of the following answer choices is an example of rehearsal?

Question 17 17. Inductive reasoning involves starting with _____ and then _____.

Question 18 18. When you still see an image after closing your eyes, you're utilizing your:

Question 19 19. According to George Miller, chunking has the effect of _____.

Question 20 20. What is a heuristic?

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Question 21 21. Infants recognize their mothers most directly through _____.

Question 22 22. Zoe is watching someone flip a coin several times. Someone asks her which sequence is more likely: Heads - Tails - Heads - Heads or Tails - Heads - Tails - Heads. She decides the first sequence looks more random and better matches the outcome she would expect. This is an example of which heuristic?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. A veteran chef may chop an onion by relying on her:

Question 25 25. Iconic memory lasts about _____, whereas Echoic memory lasts about _____.

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Question 26 26. Given this list of concepts, which is the subordinate concept?

Question 27 27. Most babies don't develop 20/20 vision until _____.

Question 28 28. Eyesight in newborns is poor because of a lack of development in the _____.

Question 29 29. What is the BEST way to retrieve information from your brain?

Question 30 30. How are basic concepts and subordinate concepts similar?

GRE Psychology: Memory Chapter Exam Instructions

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