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Psych Exam #2 Study Guide

by: Emily Brady

Psych Exam #2 Study Guide Psych 2010

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Multiple choice review questions from chapters 5-8.
Introduction to Psychology
Jerry Murphy
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Intro to Psychology, Psychology, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, Language, intelligence
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Exam #2 Study Guide 1. The illusion of the Ames room works because: a. Size is computed from an incorrect estimate of distance  b. Distance is computed from an incorrect estimate of size  c. Size and distance are directionally correlated  d. Conflicting occlusion cues make a depth determination ambiguous  2. Cochlear implants are a mechanical means of reproducing which function of the auditory  system? a. Singing  b. Transducing sound  c. Enhancing sound d. Hearing 3. Katie notices there is a new barista at her favorite coffee shop. She also notices that her  vanilla latte tastes just slightly sweeter than usual. The taste difference is right at the ­­­  threshold.  a. Difference  b. Absolute  c. Sensation  d. Psychophysics  4. Merlin is getting older and losing his ability to hear. Luckily, his pet owl not only hears  well but also can also use cues to locate where a sound comes from. The owl is able to do this because a. Sounds reach the closest ear first, and this small timing difference gives away the location  b. It has larger ears  c. Sounds are lower pitched in the closest ear than in the other ear, which gives away the location  d. All of the above are correct  5. Three of the following phenomena are instinctive behaviors. Which one is a learned  behavior? a. An ant following a food trail through a maze  b. A dog sitting in order to receive a biscuit  c. A raccoon picking up and “washing” a coin d. A pigeon flying up and over a wall  6. Brutus used to enjoy the taste of his crayons. One day while he was chewing on his  crayons his mother screamed in panic, starling him and making him cry. This happened  several days in a row and now whenever Brutus sees a crayon, he feels nervous and  begins to cry a little bit. For Brutus, the CS is­­­­, and the CR is­­­­­ a. A crayon; his mother’s scream b. His mother’s scream; nervousness and crying  c. His mother’s scream; a crayon  d. A crayon; nervousness and crying 7. Elena got a bad stomach virus shortly after eating at her favorite sushi restaurant. Now  she can’t stand the taste of sushi because It makes her feel nauseous. In this example the  sushi is the a. Conditioned stimulus b. Unconditioned stimulus c. Unconditioned response  d. Conditioned response  8. Receiving a $375 fine for driving too fast makes a teen to being to drive slower. The is an example of (a fine takes away something) a. Negative punishment  b. Positive punishment  c. Positive reinforcement  d. Negative reinforcement  9. After a frustrating day encountering blank stares from her students, Katie reminds them  that mankind sure info gets into their working memory requires not just hearing but also  which of the following? a. Encoding b. transduction c. Attention d. Maintenance rehearsal  10. Inattention and shallow encoding ­­­ are consistent with ­­­­, which leads to forgetting.  a. Proactive interference  b. Transience  c. Blocking  d. Absentmindedness  11. Short term memory is transferred to long term memory via a process called: a. Attention b. Encoding  c. Transduction  d. Maintenance rehearsal  12. This semester, Kofi is studying in a new way. After dinner, he brings his books to the  empty lecture hall and studies there instead of in the dorm. He is hoping to get a boost  from studying in the same place in which he will take the test. He hopes this strategy will  benefit from the  a. Context dependent memory effect b. State dependent memory effect  c. Method of locus d. Retrieval cue 13. Which memory system is most closely related to intelligence test scores? a. Sematic  b. Sensory  c. Working  d. Episodic  14. A critical property of “insight” is that the solution to the problem:  a. Emerges in a single step b. Has clear subgoals c. Emerges over several steps d. Develops clear subgoals 


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