← midterm psychology Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- How does encoding failure cause us to forget information?
- What is cue-dependent forgetting (or remembering)?
- Receptor sites
- Conventional moral reasoning
- What is "blooming and pruning"?
- a Dendrites make new connections with neurons, prunes off parts not used, more efficient to spread information around
- b Moral thinking based on a desire to please others or to follow accepted rules and values. "He shouldn't steal the drug because others will think he is a thief. His wife would not want to be saved by thievery"
- c Failure to store sufficient information to form a useful memory
- d Areas on the surface of neurons and other cells that are sensitive to neurotransmitters or hormones.
- e "Tip of your tongue" a stimulus associated with a particular memory. Memory cues usually enhance retrieval
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The tendency to make the most errors in remembering the middle items of an ordered list
- A conscious effort to put something out of mind or to keep it from awareness
- An accident or other natural event that allows the gathering of data on a psychological phenomenon of interest.
- Yes 7-11
- System of ideas designed to interrelate concepts and facts a way that summarizes existing data and predicts future observations
5 True/False Questions
Please be able to recognize or provide an example of solving a problem by mechanical means. → Maintenance = repeating a telephone number
Elaborative = asking "why" questions connecting things with other information
Please be able to recognize or provide an example of state dependent learning. → Drunk guy who lost wallet, had to get drunk again to find wallet
What is echoic memory? → A brief continuation of sensory activity in the auditory system after a sound is heard.
How can emotions and culture create barriers to insight? → Inhibition and fear, making a fool of oneself
What is a major reason African Americans as a group do not perform as well on IQ tests as European Americans as a group? → Biased more towards white middle class