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File = E:\p355\final.essay.q's.doc 1 John Miyamoto Email: [email protected] http://faculty.washington.edu/jmiyamot/p355/p355-set.htm Psych 355: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology Winter 2009 Sample Essay Questions for the Final Exam The essay question on the final exam will be very similar to one of the following three questions. 1. Briefly review the evidence that people have trouble using analogies in laboratory experiments. What aspects of analogical reasoning seem to cause the greatest difficulty for people? Now discuss why naturalistic (in vivo) studies of analogical reasoning have found that scientists and decision makers engage in a great deal of analogical reasoning even though laboratory studies find that people have difficulty seeing and using analogies. Why should we find a lot of analogical reasoning in real world situations if the laboratory studies find that it is often difficult? I recognize that there isn't solid evidence that explains the difference between the results of
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2009 for the course PSYCH 355 taught by Professor Miyamoto during the Winter '08 term at University of Washington.

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