Jill reminisced about her first date and how she felt when she received her first kiss. Memories associated with life experienced like Jill's are called :
The notion that a person would forget something because that memory would be threatening to the individual in some way is known as the theory of :
During a test, if you were asked to answer the essay question "Who was the founder of experimental psychology?", this question would most require the use of ___ in order to answer the question.
On Lincoln's birthday Mary recited the Gettysburg Address. While she was reciting, the information was being held in ___ memory.
The memory exercise in your test presented a "study" list of words and a "test" list of words later. Many students incorrectly recalled "sleep" as being in the study list when it was not. This illustrates:
the false memory construction of memory.
Which of the following are the operations associated with the information-processing model of memory?
input, storage, and retrieval.
Synaptic facilitation is a term that describes the process of synapses
changing the brain to form new memories.
According to motivated forgetting theory, which type of experience is most likely to be forgotten?
an upsetting experience
In the levels of processing model of memory, there ___ memory store(s) beyond the sensory register.
Research has shown that when drawing ambiguous figures from memory, people will alter the drawing to better suit the labels that have been assigned to the drawings. This research has been interpreted as support for the:
schema theory of forgetting.
Suppose a person is injected with a drug that leaves current memory intact, but prevents new information from passing from short-term to long-term memory. This drug would produce _____.
Which of the following is the best explanation of the spreading activation model of long-term memory?
We form connections between concepts based on experience.
Anterograde amnesia is the inability to store and retrieve ____ information in long-term memory.
In the stage theory of memory, the different stages are the:
sensory register, short-term memory, and long-term memory stages.
You were introduced to your date's best friend just 10 minutes ago. Now you need to get her attention but you cannot remember her name. You forgot because of the limits of:
If you remember the 12-letter series NBVIBMCBSFBI in the form of three letter abbreviations for well-known organizations NBC IBM CBS FBI, you improve your ability to recall the series by means of ____ .
Generally speaking, when attempting to remember information, the ___ method leads to better memory performance than the ___ method.
You cannot quite recall a word, but you remember what letter it begins with. This is characteristic of the ___ phenomenon.
According to the levels of processing model, the best memory for a list of words would be obtained by
relating an important event in your life to each word.
Weaker sensory "Echoes" from auditory information can be held in the sensory register for up to ___ seconds.
The theory of memory that suggests that the basis of learning and memory is due to unique patterns of neuronal activity causing changes in synapses to occur is known as:
The organization of long-term memory is not necessary to increase storage capacity, but it is necessary to
facilitate memory retrieval.
It's difficult not to be able to remember items that others expect you to remember. If you just started making up memories to answer others' questions, this is known as:
In a study of the serial position effect, what happened when recall was delayed for more than 30 seconds?
Items at the end of the list were poorly recalled.
To stretch the storage capacity of short-term memory, individuals are capable of grouping like items together. For instance, the directions north, south, east, and west can be grouped as "directions," and "directions" could be one item in memory. This process of stretching the limits of short-term memory in the fashion is called:
If you believe that long-term memories are permanently stored, then which of the following is the most logical explanation for forgetting long-term memories?
There is not a strong enough retrieval cue to recover the memory.
When asked what your parent's phone number is, you cannot repeat it, but a moment later you can dial it from memory without looking it up. In this case, which memory system has served you well?
In long-term memory, a memory disorder in which one cannot store or retrieve new information is called ____.
The famous memory case of "H.M." illustrates the memory disorder known as ____ .
This multiple-choice item is best characterized as a question that requires ___ in order to answer it correctly (remember, one of the answers below is correct!)
If I were to tell you that I was recalled an episodic memory, that would mean that I was remembering:
a specific time r event from my life.
Memory theories based on the similarities between the operation of the human brain and the computer are called ___ theories.
You wish to log in to your computer network and the system requests your password. You no longer have the piece of paper you wrote the password on, so you must rely on ____ .
You cannot remember much of what you learned in high school chemistry but you learn the same chemistry material in college much faster than you did in high school. Which method of memory evaluation does this illustrate?
Unlike forgetting in short-term memory, forgetting in long-term memory is due to:
Information stored in LTM is integrated in the ___ before it is transferred to ___ areas for permanent storage.
Donald Hebb described a process that he believed was the physiological process responsible for learning and memory. He termed this process:
The depth at which we process information determines how well it is encoded, stored, and retrieved. This statement is the central idea of the:
levels of processing model.
Piaget's use of the term egocentric means that the child:
cannot see things from another's perspective.
A 13-year-old breaks up with his first girlfriend and he is very upset. No one can console him, because he believes that no one else has ever been hurt as badly as he has been. The boy's beliefs are consistent with:
What changes in the brain have researchers associated with later adulthood?
a decrease in brain weight
In helping to understand how we develop, the ___ approach suggests we are controlled by biological factors, while the ___ approach suggests that the psychological environment determines who we are.
If you were to study the basic values of adolecents, such as attutudes toward work, saving money, and competition, you would probably find them to be similar to those
of their peers.
An adolescent who hypothesizes and speaks in terms of possibilities may well be functioning in the cognitive stage of
formal operational thought.
Which of the following terms is most closely tied with the nurture side of the nature versus nurture debate?
Based on the research by the Harlows, what happened when mother-deprived monkeys became mothers themselves?
they rejected and attacked their own infants.
In the first level of Gilligan's theory of moral development, children are concerned with
what is good for them
Overall, what effect does aging have on personality characteristics?
fundamental aspects of personality are fairly stable.
Friendship groups or cliques begin to develop during which stage of cognitive development?
The idea that objects continue to exist even when they are out of sight is known as
According to Kohlberg, higher levels of moral development reflect an increase in
concern over the ethics of a person's actions.
During Erikson's stage known as intimacy vs. isolation, what happens?
Individuals form into couples or become separated from meaningful relationships.
Which of the following behaviors is an example of Kohlberg's premoral level?
getting good grades to earn money from your parents
One major change from the concrete operations stage to the formal operational stage is the acquisition of the ability to
What do stage theorists mean when they discuss that the transition between stages is a gradual blending?
A child may have mastered part of the next stage while still struggling with part of the previous stage.
If a child can understand that 2+2=4 and 4-2=2, then the child possesses the characteristic of:
Between ages 7 and 11, many of the restrictions of earlier patterns disappear and children can think in sophisticated ways as long as what they are thinking about is tangibly represented. Piaget calls this stage:
Bob has an unknown liquid and must determine what it is. He decides to systematically use a number of tests to determine what it is. What stage of cognitive development has Bob reached?
Monkeys who were reared alone for the first 6 months of their lives and placed with an opposite-sex monkey at adulthood:
were fearful or clumsy in sexual situations.
The ability to use abstract concepts is a key component of the ___ stage of Piaget's theory of cognitive development.
Right after Larry discovered he was terminally ill he felt like he could beat the illness. Which of Kubler-Ross's stages will Larry most likely experience next?
The first time a child possesses the ability of conservation occurs during the ___ stage of cognitive development.
Which of the following is a common physical cause of intellectual decline in old age?
hardening of the arteries of the brain
When monkeys were raised in isolation for the first few months of their lives and then introduced into a normal environment,
their behavior was affected, even three years later.
One of the problems associated with stage theories of adult development is that
very few studies take into account women and aging.
During which stage of social development do peer relationships become the most important relationship?
Compared to individuals in their 20s, individuals in their 70s showed declines in
On what tests do older adults tend to perform better than younger adults?
word meaning and wise decision making
Which of the following would indicate that a human parent and child have formed a strong attachment?
The fact that a two-year-old child cannot catch a ball with one hand would emphasize the importance of ___ in the development.
Which of the following is the correct order of stages in Kohlberg's theory of moral development?
Premoral, conventional, principled
Which of Piaget's stages of cognitive development is characterized by egocentric thought?
"Out of sight, out of mind" can describe the behavior of a child who has not mastered the concept of
In Piaget's cognitive development theory, the infancy period occurs during the ___ stage.