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Unformatted text preview: Question: Which of the following is likely to be most important in creating the "narrowing" of focus often found in memories of emotional events. Student answered: a) Increases of glucose during emotional episodes. Correct answer: c) The emotion is often caused by one particular stimulus that is then given the majority of one's attention. Question: In a basic recall task, participants read a story about a character named Nancy and her behavior at a party. During recall, participants: Student answered: a) made fewer intrusion errors if they received a prologue giving context to Nancy's behavior. Correct answer: b) correctly remembered more details about the story if they received a prologue giving context to Nancy's behavior at the party. Question: Which is LEAST well-established as a contributor to the forgetting of traumatic events? Student answered: a) extreme stress disrupting the biological processes of memory consolidation Correct answer: c) deliberate forgetting on the part of the traumatized individual Question: Which of the following is NOT true about autobiographical memories? Student answered: a) People who consider themselves stable over time will bias recollection of past events away from current characteristics. Correct answer: a) People who consider themselves stable over time will bias recollection of past events away from current characteristics. Question: In one study, participants saw a video of a car wreck and were then asked questions about what they had seen. Participants who heard the question "How fast were the cars going when they hit each other": Student answered: a) were likely to create false memories. Correct answer: c) were less likely than those individuals who had heard "smashed into each other" to recall that they had seen broken glass. Question: Which statement pertaining to the overall state of our memory is FALSE? Student answered: a) Errors in memory are more common than accurate memories are. Correct answer: a) Errors in memory are more common than accurate memories are. Question: Which of the following is LEAST likely to promote misremembering? Student answered: a) imagining what may have happened if an event had gone differently. Correct answer: c) having some involvement in an event, rather than just witnessing the event. Question: According to the interference theory, most forgetting is attributable to the fact that Student answered: a) due to a change in perspective, you lose paths to the information Correct answer: d) new learning gets confused with old learning...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PSY 358 taught by Professor Lajiness-o’neill during the Fall '07 term at Eastern Michigan University.
- Fall '07