Cognitive Perspective - Historical And Cultural Conditions

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Cognitive Perspective - Historical And Cultural Conditions

A quiz on the first section of the syllabus for cognitive psychology. How much do you know about the conditions that gave rise to the cognitive perspective?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What famous war was one of the main causes for more in-depth research into the cognitive perspective?
    • A. 

      The Vietnam War

    • B. 

      World War II

    • C. 

      The Korea War

    • D. 

      World War I

    • E. 

      The Cold War

  • 2. 
    Who was/were the famous behaviorist/s whose experiments led to the rise of the cognitive perspective?
    • A. 

      John B. Watson

    • B. 

      B. F. Skinner

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Loftus

    • D. 

      Edward Tolman

    • E. 

      Richard Atkinson and Richard Shiffrin

  • 3. 
    The advent of which new technology led to an analogy for how the mind functions?
    • A. 

      The cell phone

    • B. 

      The audio cassette

    • C. 

      The silicone breast implant

    • D. 

      The VCR

    • E. 

      The computer

  • 4. 
    What assumption from another perspective was rejected by the cognitive perspective?
    • A. 

      The mind is a black box

    • B. 

      The mind is a blank slate

    • C. 

      The mind is influenced by genetic factors

    • D. 

      The mind is influenced by environmental factors

    • E. 

      The mind is influenced by social factors

  • 5. 
    Research in what other field of study challenged behavorism and supported the cognitive perspective?
    • A. 

      History

    • B. 

      Theology

    • C. 

      Philosophy

    • D. 

      Mathematics

    • E. 

      Linguistics