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exam III with answer key - Spring 2008 Exam III PSY/LIN...

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Spring 2008: Exam III – PSY/LIN U466 Cognition Name:_______________________ Multiple Choice (1 point each) Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. Please use capital letters (A, B, etc.) on the line to indicate your choice. ____ 1. Psychologists believe that the capacity of LTM is a. practically unlimited b. 7 ± 2 items c. 18 items d. 5,000 items e. 50,000 items ____ 2. Ebbinghaus's forgetting curve demonstrates that a. forgetting is rapid at first and then levels off b. forgetting is slow at first and then speeds up c. forgetting occurs at a steady pace, beginning immediately after learning d. no forgetting occurs until 24 hours after learning e. forgetting reaches a peak about 3 days after learning ____ 3. You are taking two psychology courses this term, a course in cognition and a course in learning. Both pro are giving midterm exams tomorrow. You have just finished studying for your cognition test, and are attempting to study for the learning exam. However, you find it difficult to recall the material on learning. You are experiencing fessors our a. proactive interference b. retroactive interference c. the tip-of-the-tongue effect d. encoding specificity e. the categorization effect ____ 4. According to the retrieval cue explanation of interference, you are more likely to forget where you parked y car in a lot where a. you have never parked before. b. you have always parked in the same place. c. you have parked frequently, but in many different spaces. d. (a) and (c) are equally likely to cause confusion. e. all of the above are equally likely to cause confusion. ____ 5. You met an attractive person at a party last Friday, when you were a bit tipsy from too many beers. The next morning you could no longer remember that person's name and phone number. Saturday night you went to another party and drank a few more beers, and suddenly you were able to remember the name again. Which principle best explains your retrieval processes? a. the spacing effect b. chunking in STM c. state-dependent learning d. the context effect e. levels of processing
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____ 6. It’s best to avoid "cramming" for exams due to the a. chunking effect b. spacing effect c. state-dependence effect d. context effect e. encoding specificity effect ____ 7. Brewer's research on autobiographical memory showed that a. participants showed very good overall retention for autobiographical events, even randomly-selected ones. b. memories were better for actions than for thoughts. c. memories were better for events described as "memorable" than for random events. d. rare actions were more likely to be recalled than frequent actions. e. all of the above. ____ 8.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY U466 taught by Professor Soderstrom during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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