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1 Cognitive Psychology (Psy 164-01) Quiz 1 Answer Key Question 1 (1 point) Donders' main reason for doing his choice reaction time experiment was to study a. perception b. attention c. decision making d. memory Question 2 (1 point) Reaction time refers to the time between the ________ of a stimulus and a person's response to the stimulus. a. perception b. mental awareness c. disappearance d. presentation...

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Cognitive 1 Psychology (Psy 164-01) Quiz 1 Answer Key Question 1 (1 point) Donders' main reason for doing his choice reaction time experiment was to study a. perception b. attention c. decision making d. memory Question 2 (1 point) Reaction time refers to the time between the ________ of a stimulus and a person's response to the stimulus. a. perception b. mental awareness c. disappearance d. presentation Question 3 (1 point) The first experiments in cognitive psychology were based on the idea that mental responses can be a. measured directly b. inferred from the participants' behavior c. measured by comparing the presentation of the stimulus and the participant's response. d. measured by comparing responses among different participants. Question 4 (1 point) Which of the following methods was NOT used in the psychology laboratory established by Wilhelm Wundt? a. introspection b. measuring reaction times c. conditioning d. all of these were used in Wundt's laboratory 2 Question 5 (1 point) Which of the following was considered positive by the behaviorists? a. observable behavior b. consciousness c. introspection d. the mind Question 6 (1 point) One of the conclusions of the Brelands' experiments, in which they used operant conditioning techniques on a raccoon, was that a. behavior can't be explained solely on the basis of reinforcements because biologically pro-grammed behavior is important as well. b. it is possible to control an animal's behavior by presenting reinforcements in the correct way. c. by using the correct behavioral techniques, it is possible to infer mental processes, even in animals. the d. results of conditioning experiments on animals can be generalized to explain simple human behaviors, but not higher cognitive functioning. Question 7 (1 point) If the modal model of memory was represented as a flow diagram, the final box would be a. long-term memory. b. modal memory. c. response time. d. physiological output. Question 8 (1 point) The "cognitive revolution" a. occurred rapidly, within a period of a few years, in response to the attacks on Skinner and the development of computers. b. extended over a long period of time, beginning in the early part of the century, in reaction to Wundt's introspection experiments. c. was a gradual process that occurred over a few decades. d. was not really necessary because the study of the mind has been a constant part of experimental psychology since the founding of the first psychology laboratory. 3 Question 9 (1 point) The results of the physiological part of the Davachi and coworkers' "Memory for Words" experiment showed that a. all words caused an increase in brain activity in the perirhinal cortex. b. there was more activity in the perirhinal cortex for words that were remembered than those forgotten. c. there was less activity in the perirhinal cortex for words that were remembered than those forgotten. d. the perirhinal cortex showed no involvement in the memory of words. Question 10 (1 point) The growing field of _______ refers to the study of the mind as carried out by researchers in many different disciplines. a. cognitive psychology b. cognitive science c. information processing d. interdisciplinary science

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