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Question number: 270

» Thinking » Representation (Categorization, Imagery, Schemas, Scripts)

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In general, people attach concepts and attributes to items and events. This knowledge is used to categorize and understand new stimuli and is best known as a person’s

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

algorithm

b.

mental set

c.

schema

d.

heuristic

e.

metacognition

Question number: 271

» Behavioral Neuroscience » Central Structures and Processes

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Which of the following brain areas is important for speech?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Cerebellum

b.

Right cerebral hemisphere

c.

Thalamus

d.

Hippocampus

e.

Wernicke’s area

Question number: 272

» Sensation and Perception » Perceptual Organization

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A binocular cue used in depth perception is

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

disparity

b.

linear perspective

c.

good continuation

d.

motion parallax

e.

interposition

Question number: 273

» Learning » Learning Theories, Applications and Issues

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The learning theory of E. C. Tolman

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

put a greater emphasis on the role of expectancy than did the theories of Hull

b.

maintained the importance of consciousness as part of the organism’s biological adaptation to the environment

c.

stressed that learning is the same as need reduction

d.

stressed that learning is the same as tension reduction

e.

can be described as a precursor of ego psychology

Question number: 274

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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For her Experimental Psychology class, Kristen has developed the hypothesis that “intelligent people are more stressed out. ” Kristen’s teacher tells her she needs to use operational definitions for her variables. This means that she needs to

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

define which behaviors or qualities differentiate one person’s “intelligence” from the next person’s, and define the behaviors she associates with “stressed out. ”

b.

define which variables are independent and which variables are dependent.

c.

use self-report measures as part of her experiment.

d.

use projective test techniques

e.

explain what procedures she will use to collect her data.

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