PSC100 Exam 1 (Key)

PSC100 Exam 1 (Key) - Cognitive Psychology Psych. 100 EXAM...

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• Cognitive Psychology Psych. 100 EXAM 1 1. The basic assumptions of cognitive psychology include: a. Mental processes exist b. Humans are active information processors c. We can infer mental processes from behavior @ All of the above Gibbs Winter, 2009 2. The term "introspection" refers to the a. Process by which one individual seeks to infer the thoughts of another individual b. Procedure of examining thought processing by monitoring the brain's electrical activity cD Process of each person looking within, to observe his or her own thoughts and ideas d. Technique of studying thought by interpreting the symbols used in communication 3. One important difference between classical behaviorism and cognitive PSY~1010gy is that cognitive psychology a. Argues that unobservable mental states can be scientifically studied . Rejects the use of human participants c. Insists on studying topics that can be dhectly and objectively observed d. Emphasizes the evolutionary roots of our behavior 4. Behaviorists study an organism's a. expectations b. desires and motivations c. dreams ~ responses . 5. Because we cannot directly measure our thought processes, we have to rely on a number of behaviors to indirectly measure cognition. These measurement processes include a. reaction time b. accuracy (~~ neurological activity V all of the above
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6. One important difference between classical behaviorism and cognitive psY;.l(ology is that cognitive psychology '(Y argues that unobservable mental states can be scientifically studied CJ6 20 b. rejects the use of human participants ( c. insists on studying topics that can be directly and objectively observed d. emphasizes the evolutionary roots of our behavior 7. The length of time between the presentation of a stimulus and the individual's response to that stimulus is referred to as a. The inter-item interval b. Accuracy c. The observation interval @ Reaction time 8. The key structural components of neurons are a. Cell body, dendrites, and transmitters b. Axon, dendrites, and modules c::0 Cell body, dendrites, and axon d. Transmitters, dendrites, and axon 9. A synapse is a. a tube filled with fluid that conducts electrical signals b. the structure that contains mechanisms to keep a neuron alive c. the structure which receives electrical signals from other neurons @) the space between the neurons , 10. Fibers that connect the two hemispheres of the cerebral cortex are referred to as the a. thalamus @ corpus callosum c. hypothalamus d. telencephalon 11. According to the AI1-or-None Law, a neuron either fires or it does not. Since this is true, what events give us the experience of a more or less intense stimulus? a. Partial firing or full firing of the neuron b. Change in rate of firing c. Change in number of neuror.s which fire 0) band c are correct
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12. Cognitive psychologists know a lot about the visual system and visual perception because a. vision is our primary sense and so quite important for us to understand b. visual stimuli are the easiest to measure of all the senses, and, therefore,
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PSC100 Exam 1 (Key) - Cognitive Psychology Psych. 100 EXAM...

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