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SECTION II Time— 50 minutes Percent of total grade—33 1 3 Directions: You have 50 minutes to answer BOTH of the following questions. It is not enough to answer a question by merely listing facts. You should present a cogent argument based on your critical analysis of the questions posed, using appropriate psychological terminology. 1. Dimitri and Linda are trying to learn a new routine to compete successfully in a dance competition. Give an example of how each of the following could affect their performance. Definitions without application do not score. • Extrinsic motivation • Punishment • Proactive interference • Endorphins • Vestibular system • Divergent thinking • Introversion © 2009 The College Board. All rights reserved. Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com. GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE. -2- 2009 AP® PSYCHOLOGY FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS
2. James is in a driver’s education course preparing to take his driving test. The course includes both book work and driving on the road to prepare students for a written test and a road test. (a) Describe how each of the following might influence his ability to drive a car during the road test. Definitions without application do not score. • • • • Cognitive map Cerebellum Observational learning Human factors (b) Describe how each of the following are related to the results of the written test. Definitions without application do not score. • • • Reticular formation Predictive validity Semantic memory STOP END OF EXAM © 2009 The College Board. All rights reserved. Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com. -3- ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2010 for the course CMSY 103 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '06 term at Howard County Community College.
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