Jacob has to write an essay for his college writing class and decides to write about a boy who makes a boat from Popsicle sticks and sails it every day. When his teacher reads the essay, she realizes that Jacob got the idea from a popular book. Jacob denies knowing about the story from a book and honestly believes he thought of it himself. He is most likely suffering from: Selected Answer: b. cryptomnesia. Answers: a. transience. b. cryptomnesia. c. source amnesia. d. a concussion. Question 2 2 out of 2 points Correct Eyewitness testimony is very convincing because people incorrectly assume that memory is like: Selected Answer: a. a video camera. Answers: a. a video camera. b. the evening news report. c. a live journal. d. an interactive Web site. Question 3 2 out of 2 points Correct In the context of memory, persistence is: Selected Answer: c. unwanted remembering. Answers: a. a type of distortion.
b. transience. c. unwanted remembering. d. PTSD. Question 4 2 out of 2 points Correct Your father has not ridden a bicycle since he was in college, about 20 years ago. Your father’s remembering how to ride the bike without falling will call upon _____ memory. Selected Answer: c. procedural Answers: a. semantic b. episodic c. procedural d. declarative Question 5 2 out of 2 points Correct One of the best ways to remember factual information is to relate it to something personal that happened to you. In this way, you are taking advantage of your _____ memory to aid retrieval from your _____ memory. Selected Answer: c. episodic; semantic Answers: a. implicit; explicit b. explicit; implicit c. episodic; semantic d. semantic; episodic Question 6 2 out of 2 points
Correct Yu-sheng, Jocelyn, and Juan are in three different introductory anthropology classes. Yu-sheng’s class takes a multiple-choice midterm. Jocelyn’s class takes a short-answer midterm. Juan’s class takes an essay midterm. Which student(s) take(s) the midterm that requires the greatest depth of processing? Selected Answer: b. Juan Answers: a. Yu-sheng b. Juan c. Jocelyn d. Jocelyn and Juan Question 7 2 out of 2 points Correct According to levels of processing theory, information that is encoded more deeply is remembered better than information that is encoded less deeply, because information encoded more deeply: Selected Answer: b. is more meaningful. Answers: a. has greater rehearsal. b. is more meaningful. c. is entered into long-term memory more logically. d. is stored longer in short-term memory storage. Question 8 2 out of 2 points Correct Four witnesses see a truck hit a small car. If they all saw the same thing, who is likely to give the highest estimate of the truck’s speed when testifying in court? Selected Answer: b. Bob, who was asked, “How quickly was the truck going when it smashed into the car?”
Answers: a. Sue, who was asked, “How quickly was the truck going when it hit the car?” b. Bob, who was asked, “How quickly was the truck going when it smashed into the car?” c. Tom, who was asked, “What speed was the car going when the accident happened?” d. both A and B Question 9
- Spring '12
- Psychology, Memory processes, c., Correct Eyewitness testimony