psy2review - Name Date 1 Which of the following strategies...

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Name: __________________________ Date: _____________ 1. Which of the following strategies best illustrates the use of subliminal stimulation? A) The laughter of a studio audience is dubbed into the soundtrack of a televised situation comedy. B) An unseen television narrator repeatedly suggests that you are thirsty while a cold drink is visually displayed on the screen. C) A store plays a musical soundtrack in which a faint and imperceptible verbal warning against shoplifting is repeated frequently. D) A radio advertiser repeatedly smacks her lips before biting into a candy bar. 2. In experiments, an image is quickly flashed and then replaced by a “masking” stimulus that inhibits conscious perception of the original image. In these experiments, the researchers are studying the effects of: A) priming. B) accommodation. C) thresholds. D) adaptation. 3. Consciousness is: A) the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information. B) our awareness of ourselves and our environment. C) the ability to solve problems, reason, and remember. D) effortless encoding of incidental information into memory. 4. The ability to simultaneously monitor the shape as well as the color of an object best illustrates the value of: A) parallel processing. B) conscious awareness. C) synthesis. D) delta waves. 5. A geometric figure is most likely to become sexually arousing if presented shortly: A) before an appropriate UR. B) before an appropriate US. C) after an appropriate US. D) after an appropriate UR.
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6. Sensory adaptation refers to: A) the activation, often unconscious, of certain associations. B) the process by which stimulus energies are changed into neural impulses. C) diminishing sensitivity to an unchanging stimulus. D) the process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting sensory information. 7. Our inability to consciously perceive all the sensory information available to us at any single point in time best illustrates the necessity of: A) signal detection. B) Weber's law. C) change blindness. D) selective attention. 8. While a student provided directions to a construction worker, two experimenters rudely interrupted by passing between them carrying a door. The student's failure to notice that the construction worker was replaced by a different person during this interruption illustrates: A) change blindness. B) transduction. C) bottom-up processing. D)
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Evett during the Spring '08 term at Salem State.

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