PSYC 575 Quiz Representation of Knowledge

PSYC 575 Quiz: Representation of Knowledge and Human Memory: Encoding & Storage

  1. When Shepard compared subjects’ memory for sentences versus memory for pictures, he found that the subjects:
  2. What regions of Andy’s brain are activated as Andy processes verbal and visual information?
  3. Exemplar theories hold that we store:
  4. Suppose you went to a university workshop on how to apply for financial aid and were given a short set of explicit instructions at the end. After handing out aid forms, the instructor then asked you to report how much of the verbatim instructions you recall. Which statement indicates what you probably would recall from the instructions?
  5. Which statement is NOT true of propositions?
  6. Although an ostrich cannot fly, we still recognize it as a bird. This illustrates the fact that schemas:
  7. Suppose you were shown a picture from the scene of an accident you had witnessed several days earlier. Your memory for the scene would probably:
  8. Which concept is NOT an example of a schema?
  9. When subjects were asked to recall pictures where the vertical orientation was reversed, they:
  10. Mirror neurons in a monkey become active:
  11. Which statement is evidence for propositional representations in complex sentences?
  12. emphasizes the contribution of motor action and how it connects us to the environment.
  13. The major portion of memory for events probably works by:
  14. In Wanner’s study of warned subjects versus unwarned subjects, the:
  15. Scripts are schemas that encode:
  16. Prototype theories hold that we store:
  17. The _____ prefrontal region is involved in processing visual information.
  18. Converting the syllable DAX to Dad is an example of:
  19. Which statement is FALSE?
  20. You are invited to a wedding. Script theory predicts that you will:
  21. When studying for your cognitive psychology test, you go over an important term in your notes and make up an example for that term. Which concept BEST explains why making up the examples will help you remember the terms?
  22. Evidence for the role of the brain in working memory comes from studies that show:
  23. What determines the amount of material remembered?
  24. In Atkinson and Shiffrin’s view of memory:
  25. Chris and Danielle are participating in a memory study. Both are given identical word lists and are asked to count the number of vowels in each word. However, only Chris is told that there will be a memory test later. When the memory test is given, who will perform better?
  26. Which was NOT an assumption of the classical short-term memory theory espoused by Atkinson and Shiffrin?
  27. In Baddeley’s theory of working memory, which systems are “slaves” of the central executive system?
  28. If you were asked to recall a five-item list of two-syllable words and then a five-item list of five-syllable words, what would be the likely outcome?
  29. The notion of long-term potentiation (LTP) is that:
  30. Kris wants to score well on an upcoming exam. What should Kris’s study strategy be to achieve high scores?
  31. The _____ structures of the brain are involved in the retrieval of memories.
  32. _____ refer(s) to a mnemonic technique that relies on spatial relationships.
  33. In Goldman-Rakic’s work with monkeys, she suggests that:
  34. Conway et al. studied memory for Margaret Thatcher’s resignation as prime minister of the United Kingdom. They found that:
  35. Which of the following cognitive psychologists gave the theory of short-term memory its most systematic development?
  36. Participants in the Meyer and Schvaneveldt study were faster at making judgments about negative word pairs, such as:
  37. What is the role of the central executive in working memory?
  38. The _____ structures of the brain are involved in the permanent storage of memories.
  39. Which is NOT a component of Baddeley’s working memory model?
  40. Imagine meeting someone at a party who you really want to see again. You get his phone number, but with no paper and pencil to write it down, you convert it to the abbreviation CALL HIM. The strength of the memory trace will be much stronger because you have used:
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