Sample Essay Questions Cognitive Psychology
This list contains 6 potential questions from the second half of the semester, and 3 old
questions that were on the previous essay question list for the first half of the semester. Please be
prepared for questio
Quiz 5 Practice
1. The main function of myelin is to
a. form a protective coating over nerve axons.
b. affect the speed of nerve impulses.
c. block the reception of acetylcholine.
d. aid a nerve's receptivity to neurotransmitters by increasing the number
Practice Test 1
Which of the following is the most accurate description of cognition?
a) Cognition is about awareness.
b) Cognition includes a wide range of mental activities and psychological processes.
c) Intelligence is the main focus of cognition.
Emotions involve relatively brief episodes of synchronized bodily, facial expression,
and/or subjective evaluative responses that indicate the evaluation of an internal or
external event as significant
o High intensity, short duration
o E.g. I am
Chapter 5 Study Guide
A phobia (from Greek: , phobos, "fear"), is an irrational, intense, persistent fear of
certain situations, activities, things, or persons.
o The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid
Chapter 4 Study Guide
Name the Three Principles that Guide the Study of the Cognitive Level of Analysis-1)
Human Beings are Information Processors and Mental Processes Guide Behavior; 2) The
Mind Can Be Studied Scientifically; 3) Cognitive Processes are I
Maslows Hierarchy of Needs Study Guide
Is a theory in psychology developed by Abraham Maslow in 1943
The Hierarchy of Needs is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid
o The largest and most fundamental levels of needs are at the bottom
o Luxury needs ar