Note: These questions are part of a larger data base of questions on Module 12 & are selected to represent the type of question you should expect on unit exam three. You can, in fact, expect to see many of these very same questions on that exam. Exam questions, however, may deal with topics not covered in the self tests or in lectures but are discussed in your textbook. You are responsible for the content of your text book plus the content of lectures, interactive activities, & material on the web site.
Use these sample questions to test yourself & to practice for the test.
1. Which of the following best demonstrates the difference between recognition and recall?
2. A professor is writing a test for his introductory psychology class. He decides that he is going to assess his students’ recall. What kind of test should he write?
3. The best analogy of the network theory of memory organization is:
a map with cities (nodes) interconnected by roads (associations)
4. The network theory proposes that we are capable of “traveling” from node to node because:
5. Factual information appears to be organized in:
6. The two primary reasons why our memory is limited in early life is:
limited motor skills and language skills
7. The classic forgetting curve that Ebbinghaus described for nonsense syllables has a:
8. When the mind pushes some traumatic memory into the unconscious only to stay there until it is released, ________ is said to have taken place.
9. Studying by cramming or rote memory tends to:
10. When old information interferes with information we are trying to learn, ___________ is occurring.
11. Proactive interference is to ________ as retroactive interference is to _______.
12. Mental reminders that are created when you form vivid mental images of information are called:
13. It appears that the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon results from:
14. You should be in the same physiological state during retrieval of information as you were when learning the information. This is called:
15. Our short-term memory abilities are a function of activity in the:
16. Our memories can evoke emotional experiences due, in part, to the activity of the:
17. Damage to the _______ area of the brain appears to prevent the transfer of information from short-term into long-term memory.
18. Long-term potentiation (LTP) works by:
19. Methods that help encode and recall information through associations and images are called:
20. A technique for creating visual associations between memorized places and items to be memorized is called:
21. What is the mnemonic called that used associations between number-word rhymes and the items to be memorized?
22. Poor ______ results in poor ______ cues which make recall difficult.
23. There are at least three problems with eyewitness testimony. Which one of the following statements is not one of the problems?
Law enforcement officials may influence testimony through misleading questions.
The confidence of eyewitnesses regarding their testimony typically declines over time.
There is a weak correlation between the confidence of the eyewitness and the testimony given.
Robert C. Gates
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