PSYCH_256_Fall_2007_Exam_1A - INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE...

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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: 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? ……………………. Continued ………………………. . 1 of 6
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5. The practice of teaching through asking questions is called 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 won’t alter memories after they are formed
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