PSY270 sample - Name Student number University of Toronto PSY270S Sample Midterm test Duration 2 hours This test contains three sections SECTION A

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Name: _____________________________ Student number: ______________________ University of Toronto PSY270S Sample Midterm test Duration: 2 hours This test contains three sections. SECTION A consists of 20 multiple choice questions worth 1 point each. Please fill in your answers on the scantron sheet provided. SECTION B consists of 5 short answer questions, of which you must answer 4 questions, worth a total of 20 points. SECTION C consists of 4 questions, of which you must answer 3 questions, worth a total of 24 points. Please answer SECTION B and SECTION C in pen directly on the test paper. You may write on the back of the page if you need more space. Make sure you write your NAME on the top of EVERY page. Good luck!
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Name: _____________________________ Student number: ______________________ SECTION A Please choose the most correct answer from among the choices. Please answer on the sheet provided. You may answer in pencil or pen but DO NOT make any additional marks on your scantron sheets. 1. You want to know how many taxis pass by your house every hour. What would be the most likely result of offering someone $100 to count all the taxis, but deducting $5 for each car they count that isn’t a taxi? a. d’ would be high b. d’ would be low c. β would be high d. β would be low e. The probability distribution would be wider 2. What did Treisman’s dichotic listening experiment, in which a message being shadowed was switched to the unattended ear, demonstrate? a. Participants are very good at selectively attending information b. Shadowing is a very difficult task for most people to perform c. Attention is important for filtering out the meaning of a message d. Selection can be performed based on semantic characteristics before an attentional filter e. We can easily switch what we are consciously attending between ears 3. After completing a digit span task, Jessica is told her short-term memory capacity is 8 digits. Jessica’s short-term memory capacity is: a. Below average b. Average c. Above average d. Variable; it depends on the task 4. Which of the following would NOT be useful for determining the function of a particular brain area? a. fMRI b. ERP
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Name: _____________________________ Student number: ______________________ c. TMS d. MEG e. PET 5. A person who has suffered brain damage affecting the hippocampus will have most difficulty with which of the following? a.
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2010 for the course PSY 270 taught by Professor Gillianrowe during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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PSY270 sample - Name Student number University of Toronto PSY270S Sample Midterm test Duration 2 hours This test contains three sections SECTION A

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