Unit 7: Thinking, Language, & Intelligence

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  • 1. 
    Noam Chomsky believed that language was
    • A. 

      Attributable primarily to nature

    • B. 

      Attributable primarily to nurture

    • C. 

      An equal mix of nature and nurture

    • D. 

      Only learned after age 2

    • E. 

      A result exclusively learned from watching one's parents


  • 2. 
    To find Tabasco sauce in a large grocery store, you could systematically search every shelf in every store aisle. This best illustrates problem solving by means of:
    • A. 

      The availability heuristic.

    • B. 

      Functional fixedness.

    • C. 

      An algorithm.

    • D. 

      Belief perseverance.

    • E. 

      The representativeness heuristic.


  • 3. 
    Pablo vainly searches for a screwdriver while failing to recognize that a readily available coin in his pocket would turn the screw. His oversight best illustrates:
    • A. 

      Functional fixedness.

    • B. 

      The availability heuristic.

    • C. 

      Belief perseverance.

    • D. 

      The framing effect.

    • E. 

      The representativeness heuristic.


  • 4. 
    A defense attorney emphasizes to a jury that her client works full-time, supports his family, and enjoys leisure-time hobbies. Although none of this information is relevant to the trial, it is designed to make the defendant appear to be a typical member of the local community. The lawyer is most clearly attempting to take advantage of:
    • A. 

      Confirmation bias.

    • B. 

      Functional fixedness.

    • C. 

      Belief perseverance.

    • D. 

      The representativeness heuristic.


  • 5. 
    College students are more likely to judge a condom as effective when informed that it has a 95 percent success rate than when told it has a 5 percent failure rate. This best illustrates the impact of:
    • A. 

      Framing.

    • B. 

      Confirmation bias.

    • C. 

      Functional fixedness.

    • D. 

      Belief perseverance.

    • E. 

      The representativeness heuristic.


  • 6. 
    The fact that children speak with an accent that is similar to their peers is best explained by ________ theory of language acquisition.
    • A. 

      Skinner's

    • B. 

      Whorf's

    • C. 

      Chomsky's

    • D. 

      Terman's


  • 7. 
    Pigeons can reliably discriminate pictures of cars from pictures of chairs. This best illustrates their capacity to develop:
    • A. 

      Concepts.

    • B. 

      Syntax.

    • C. 

      Heuristics.

    • D. 

      Fixations.

    • E. 

      Algorithms.


  • 8. 
    When Phoebe strongly disagrees with her sister's opinion, she effectively controls her own anger and responds with empathy to her sister's frustration regarding their dispute. Her behavior best illustrates:
    • A. 

      Factor analysis.

    • B. 

      Analytic intelligence.

    • C. 

      Predictive validity.

    • D. 

      Emotional intelligence.

    • E. 

      Savant syndrome.


  • 9. 
    When retested on the WAIS, people's second scores generally match their first scores quite closely. This indicates that the test has a high degree of:
    • A. 

      Reliability.

    • B. 

      Content validity.

    • C. 

      Heritability.

    • D. 

      Predictive validity.


  • 10. 
    Stereotype threat is most likely to depress female students' performance on a difficult ________ test and to depress male students' performance on a difficult ________ test.
    • A. 

      Math problem solving; verbal fluency

    • B. 

      Verbal fluency; math problem solving

    • C. 

      Spatial abilities; athletic abilities

    • D. 

      Athletic abilities; spatial abilities


  • 11. 
    Although diagnosed with autism and hardly able to speak coherently, 18-year-old Andrew can produce intricate and detailed drawings of scenes he has viewed only once. Andrew illustrates a condition known as:
    • A. 

      G factor.

    • B. 

      Down syndrome.

    • C. 

      Emotional intelligence.

    • D. 

      Savant syndrome.


  • 12. 
    A high school counselor gave Amy a test designed to predict whether she could learn to become a successful architect. Amy most likely received a(n) ________ test.
    • A. 

      Aptitude

    • B. 

      G factor

    • C. 

      Emotional intelligence

    • D. 

      Factor analysis

    • E. 

      Achievement


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