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Question number: 176

» Memory » Memory Systems and Processes

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When reciting the alphabet, children often recall A, B, C, D and X, Y, Z more readily than the letters in between. This is the result of

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

primary and recency effects

b.

retroactive interference

c.

primary and secondary rehearsal

d.

retroactive inhibition

Question number: 177

» Personality » Theories

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Learned helplessness is associated with

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Choice (4) Response

a.

androgyny

b.

neuroticism

c.

introversion

d.

an external locus of control

Question number: 178

» Lifespan Development » Development Theories, Applications and Issues

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Rochel Gelman criticized Piaget’s cognitive stages for

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Choice (4) Response

a.

creating gender-biased stages

b.

underestimating preschoolers’ ability

c.

using unnatural testing instruments

d.

overestimating adolescents’ ability

Question number: 179

» Social Psychology » Attitudes and Behavior

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Tom’s favorite hobby has always been skiing. Recently, Tom took a job in which he is paid a large sum of money to patrol the ski slopes daily. The change in Tom’s attitude, according to self-perception theory, would result from

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

over justification

b.

self-fulfilling prophecy

c.

mere-exposure effect

d.

inoculation

Question number: 180

» General Psychology » History

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The detailed analysis of the conscious perception of physical stimuli was given its first major boost by

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Horney, who advocated self-analysis

b.

Wundt, who advocated introspectionism

c.

Koffka, who founded Gestalt psychology

d.

James, who studied the stream of conscious

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