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PSYC 215 Midterm #2 PLEASE DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL YOU ARE DIRECTED TO DO SO Carefully fill in your computing i.d. on your answer sheet. Fill in one and only one answer for each question, using a #2 pencil. You may keep your question booklet. Please pledge the back of the scantron sheet when you have finished
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1. Jevons’ experiment involving tossing black beans on to a white tray and quickly estimating the number of beans that landed on the tray __________. A. resulted in consistent estimates of the capacity of what was later termed iconic memory B. resulted in consistent estimates of the duration of what was later termed iconic memory C. were the first attempts at using partial reports to estimate the capacity of what was later termed iconic memory D. were the first attempts at using partial reports to estimate the duration of what was later termed iconic memory ANS: A 2. Which of the following depict why Sperling’s research on sensory memory was so influential? A. using full reports of remembered information in iconic memory gave estimates of its capacity B. when a sound indicated which row in an array to recall, participants were unable to recall as many items opposed to when there was a visual cue C. it allowed researchers to estimate the capacity of iconic memory despite its brief duration D. it established that the duration of iconic memory severely limits its capacity ANS: C 3. In iconic memory, __________ are sustained. 4. Which of the following provide the best theoretical framework of primary memory? 5. During an experiment, which of the following would lead to increased recall performance for a list of words specifically aimed at causing acoustic confusions? 6. You have two exams to take in one day: a French exam and a Latin exam. You decide that since your French exam is first, you will study it first, then study Latin right before you take the French exam. Your roommate is in your French class and studies French with you, then takes a nap while you are studying Latin. Your roommate ends up getting an A on the exam and you
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only get a B. Which of the following best accounts for why you performed worse than your roommate? A. proactive interference from studying French vocabulary B. retroactive interference from studying French vocabulary C. proactive interference from studying Latin vocabulary D. retroactive interference from studying Latin vocabulary ANS: D
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