General Psych exam 1 pink form fall 2011

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General Psychology I Fall2011 / Exam #1 I Pink Form / Page 1 On the Scantron write your name (last-name first) and student number and fill-in the corresponding circles completely. lf you do not follow these instructions, your exam may not be graded. Answer each question and fill-in the corresponding circle on the Scantron. Each question is worth one point 1. According to Erik Erikson, the main conflict of adolescence is _ 1. basic trust 2. generativity 3. autonomy 4. identity 2. A pharmaceutical researcher wants to know if an herbal remedy improves performance on a memory test in older people. ln an experiment to test this hypothesis, what would be the dependent variable? 1. whether they receive the herbal remedy or a placebo (control) 2. performance on the memory test 3. whether they were young or old 4. both 1 and 2 are correct 5. none are correct 3. The receptors for hearing are in the _ 1. pinna 2. ear drum 3. semicircular canals 4. cochlea (AccorOing to the "Change Detection" experiment conducted ontine, what is the most important factor in determining if a person sees an object change in a scene? 1. remembering the details of the scene 2. attending to the object that is changing 3. whether or not the person likes the scene 4. none are correct / f Otto Loewi demonstrated that neurons communicate by releasing chemicals at the synapse. His research 4nVolved 1. collecting fluid from synapses in one frog and transferring them to another frog 2. injecting purified chemicals at a synapse and using fine electrodes to measure the response of the postsynaptic neuron 3. radioactively labeling chemicals and tracing where they went 4. electron microscope analysis 6. An experimenter shows a child two equal glasses of water and then pours the water from one of them into a glass of a different shape. Then the experimenter asks whether the new glass has more or less water than the other one. What concept is the experimenter testing? 1. assimilation 2. object permanence 3. conservation 4. hypothetical reasoning {Wf,i"f, would Piaget describe as "egocentric thought"? '1,-"1 can sing better than anyone else in my class" 2. "l want to have more candy than my friends" 3. "l think, therefore I exist" 4. "Birds sing_lo that I can hear them" 8. The central neryous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. 1. True 2. False 9. Susan wants to use priming in her advertising to increase people's pecognition of her pizza shop. She should _. 1. flash the image "Eat at Susan's" for a fraction of a second during a popular television show 2. put subtle sexual images (e.9., a woman's breasts) in her advertisement photos .! 3. have a very handsome young man displayed prominently in her advertisements 4. place an advertisement saying.that Susanrs pizza tastes very, very bad 5. have her television commerciai appear after program on cooking, dining and/or ltaly '10-. A synapse is - 1.
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