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Practice Exam #2 - Psychology 1113 Practice Exam 2 Name: _...

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Psychology 1113 Practice Exam 2 Name: __________________________ Date: _____________ 1. Your 5-year-old cousin loves to play games with you but hates cleaning up his room. How would you use the Premack principle to get him to clean more? A) Tell him he needs to clean his room. B) You promise to play one round of a game for every 5 minutes he cleans his room, C) You play games with him first, then let him clean. D) You help him clean his room. 2. The average intelligence test score has been rising by about 0.3% every year. This is known as: A) Murphy's law. B) the Flynn effect. C) the bell curve. D) Williams syndrome. 3. The idea that members of a category have features that appear to be characteristic of category members, but may not be possessed by every member is called: A) exemplar theory. B) family resemblance theory. C) prototype theory. D) category-specific deficit. 4. The process by which we transform what we think, feel, and perceive into a memory is known as: A) memory. B) encoding. C) storage. D) retrieval. 5. Howard Gardner argued that standard intelligence tests measure only the first three of the eight abilities in his categorization because they are the abilities: A) most valued by Eastern culture. B) most valued by Western culture. C) least valued by Eastern culture. D) least valued by Western culture. 6. Deep structure refers to: A) the grammar of a sentence. B) how a sentence is worded. C) the meaning of a sentence. D) the morphology of a sentence. 7. Children make ______ errors when learning to speak, and the errors they make still _______ grammatical rules. A) many; do not respect B) few; respect C) many; respect D) few; do not respect 8. Biological preparedness in organisms is a(n): A) particular ability to mature and grow as a response to an increase in hormones. B) propensity for learning particular kinds of association. Page 1
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C) inborn ability to reproduce. D) trait particular to students who study for their science classes. 9. Research has shown that different aspects of a single memory are stored: A) in the hippocampus and adjacent areas of the cortex. B) primarily in the hippocampus. C) in the brain's temporal lobe. D) in different places in the brain. 10. You have trained your dog, Spike, to fetch a can of soda whenever you say, “Go, Spike!” Your grandmother, who is hard of hearing, has mistaken your dog's name as Scott and tries to get a soda by saying, “Go, Scott!” Spike does nothing. This behavior is an example of: A) generalization. B) discrimination. C) adaptation. D) poor training. 11. Andrea scored 130 on a modern IQ test. About what percentage of the population score higher than that? A) 2% B) 10% C) 15% D) 20% 12. Susan's mom called Susan on her cell phone to ask her to pick up eight items from the grocery store on her way home from work. Since Susan was on the bus with no way to make a list when her mom called, she had to remember the items. She grouped them into categories, thereby making use of: A) mnemonics. B)
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Practice Exam #2 - Psychology 1113 Practice Exam 2 Name: _...

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