Exam_3A_Post_exam_ - INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY...

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INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY 256 Fall 2007 Exam 3 Form A 1. Chess experts could remember a. both meaningful and nonmeaningful patterns better than chess novices b. meaningful patterns better than chess novices, but nonmeaningful patterns the same as chess novices (*) c. neither meaningful nor nonmeaningful patterns were remembered better than the chess novices d. where the king was, but no other pieces 2. The experiment by David Rosenbaum’s thesis advisor, Gordon Bower, using a set of either randomly “chunked” letters, such as F BIU SAC, or meaningfully “chunked” letters such FBI USA CIA, had which of the following results? a. People remembered randomly grouped letters just as well as meaningfully chunked ones, disproving George Miller’s theory of chunking b. People remembered meaningfully chunked letters better than randomly chunked ones, supporting George Miller’s theory of chunking (*) c. People remembered randomly grouped letters better than meaningfully chunked ones, creating a new theory of chunking called “Bower’s Unchunking Theory” d. People could remember exactly 7 plus or minus 2 bits, no matter how they were presented 3. A patient sees his neurologist every day, but even after weeks and weeks of daily visits, he walks into the neurologist's office thinking he is meeting his doctor for the first time. However, when the neurologist tests his ability to trace an irregular pattern in a mirror, the patient improves on this skill every day, claiming all the while that he has never done the task before. What kind of memory has this patient lost, and what kind of memory has he retained? a. He has retained semantic memory and lost procedural memory. b. He has lost declarative memory and retained semantic memory. c. He has retained semantic memory and lost procedural memory. d. He has lost declarative memory and retained procedural memory. (*) 1 of 6
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4. Which of these factors helps skill development? a. Native ability but not amount of practice b. Amount of practice but not native ability c. Amount of practice and native ability (*) d. All of the above 5. Chomsky suggested that the Language Acquisition Device (LAD) is a. innate in normally functioning humans (*)
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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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