Memory (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 6 - 8 of 12

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Question number: 6

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Subjects in a psychology experiment attempt to remember the social security number of the person sitting next to them. Half of the subjects are told to put their heads down on their desks for 3 minutes. The other half are told to solve math problems for 3 minutes. If the group that solved math problems recalled the numbers as accurately as the other group did, this would support which theory of forgetting?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Proactive inhibition theory

b.

Interference theory

c.

Proactive interference theory

d.

Trace theory

Question number: 7

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According to Ebbinghaus’ forgetting curve, which pattern of forgetting in likely to take place after learning new material?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Forgetting happens gradually and consistently

b.

Forgetting happens quickly and is then offset by spontaneous recovery

c.

Forgetting happens rapidly at first and then gradually

d.

Forgetting happens gradually for 24 hours and then more rapidly

Question number: 8

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Robin made a grocery list of items in no particular order. She later lost the list and attempted to retrieve it from memory. When recalling items, she successfully remembered all of the frozen, and then all of the snack foods. This is an example of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

clustering

b.

imagery

c.

chunking

d.

mediation

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