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Question number: 1

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According to Craik and Lockhart, which of the following levels of processing would result in the highest recall of information?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Repetitive

b.

Phonological

c.

Semantic

d.

Acoustic

Question number: 2

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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

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Choice (4) Response

a.

primary and recency effects

b.

retroactive interference

c.

primary and secondary rehearsal

d.

retroactive inhibition

Question number: 3

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Which of the following activities best serves to hold information in short-term memory?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Clustering

b.

Attending

c.

Associating

d.

Rehearsing

Question number: 4

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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?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Proactive inhibition theory

b.

Interference theory

c.

Proactive interference theory

d.

Trace theory

Question number: 5

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

Choices

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

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