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Unformatted text preview: INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY 256 Fall 2007 Exam 1 (Form A) 1. Which of the following is NOT a source of forgetting? a. Interference b. Decay *c. Blank slate d. Repression 2. In class we did an exercise where Dr. Rosenbaum read aloud a list of 3-word groupings and we were asked to write down as many as we could remember. Then, after reviewing our initial answers we received hints that helped us remember many more groupings than on the first try. This is an example of: a. Tip of the tongue *b. Cued recall c. Savings d. Implicit memory 3. After seeing a movie about a car accident, Mike and Dave were asked questions about the accident. Mike was asked how fast the car was going when it smashed into the other car. Dave was asked how fast the car was going when it bumped the other car. Who was more likely to say the car was going faster? *a. Mike b. Dave c. Mike and Dave d. Not enough information 4. In the encoding specificity experiment, where a word pair was presented (river bank) and participants performed a recognition task and a recall task, what was found? a. recognition was better than recall *b. recognition was worse than recall c. recognition equalled recall d. recall equalled recognition . Continued . . 1 of 6 5. The practice of teaching through asking questions is called a. Rationalism b. Cognitive science *c. Socratic method d. Empirical method 6. Which of the following is FALSE about modifiable memory? a. Before memories are formed, inferences can alter them b. After memories are formed, inferences can alter them c. Visual cues before hearing a description helps with memory *d. Cue words wont alter memories after they are formed 7. Susan lived in France until she was two years old and used to be fluent in French. Now, as a senior at PSU, she claims she cant speak or understand French. However, when enrolling in a French language course she learns it very quickly. This phenomenon is called: a. tip of the tonguea....
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 256 taught by Professor Rosenbaum,davidafesi,jeremydanie during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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