Psychology Memory Terms Trivia Quiz

23 Questions | Total Attempts: 164

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Memory Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    A clear memory of an emotionally significant moment or event
    • A. 

      Spacing effect

    • B. 

      Flashbulb memory

    • C. 

      Mood congruent memory

    • D. 

      Deja vu

  • 2. 
    The processing of information into the memory system
    • A. 

      Encoding

    • B. 

      Spacing effect

    • C. 

      Chunking

    • D. 

      Recogniton

  • 3. 
    The retention of encoded information over time
    • A. 

      Storage

    • B. 

      Motivated forgetting

    • C. 

      False memory syndrome

    • D. 

      Serial positon effect

  • 4. 
    Process of getting information out of memory
    • A. 

      Storage

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Retrieval

    • D. 

      Recognition

  • 5. 
    activated memory that hold a few items briefly, look up a phone number, then quickly dial before its forgotten
    • A. 

      Amnesia

    • B. 

      Short term memory

    • C. 

      Long term memory

    • D. 

      Chunking

  • 6. 
    The relatively permanent and limitless storehouse of the memory system
    • A. 

      Long term memory

    • B. 

      Rehearsal

    • C. 

      Deja vu

    • D. 

      Mood congruent memory

  • 7. 
    Conscious repetition of information
    • A. 

      Recall

    • B. 

      Serial position effect

    • C. 

      Repression

    • D. 

      Rehearsal

  • 8. 
    Distributed practice yields better long term retention than massed practice
    • A. 

      Spacing effect

    • B. 

      False memory syndrom

    • C. 

      Metacognition

    • D. 

      Semantics

  • 9. 
    Tendency to recall best, the last items on a list
    • A. 

      Metacogniton

    • B. 

      Serial position effect

    • C. 

      Recognition

    • D. 

      Recall

  • 10. 
    Mental pictures
    • A. 

      Mood congruent memory

    • B. 

      Syntax

    • C. 

      Retrieval

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 11. 
    Organizing items into familiar, manageable units
    • A. 

      Chunking

    • B. 

      Repression

    • C. 

      Syntax

    • D. 

      Semantics

  • 12. 
    The loss of memory
    • A. 

      Amnesia

    • B. 

      Recall

    • C. 

      Deja vu

    • D. 

      Motivated forgetting

  • 13. 
    Measure of memory in which the person must retrieve information learned earlier (as on a fill-in-the-blank test)
    • A. 

      Recall

    • B. 

      Retrieval

    • C. 

      Recognition

    • D. 

      Repression

  • 14. 
    Measure of memory in which the person has only to identify terms previously learned as on a multiple choice test
    • A. 

      Recognition

    • B. 

      Recall

    • C. 

      Repression

    • D. 

      Rehearsal

  • 15. 
    Already seen
    • A. 

      Deja vu

    • B. 

      Mood congruent memory

    • C. 

      Motivated forgetting

    • D. 

      Syntax

  • 16. 
    Tendency to recall experiences that are consistent with ones current mood
    • A. 

      Mood congruent memory

    • B. 

      Confabulation

    • C. 

      Flashbulb memory

    • D. 

      Short term memory

  • 17. 
    People unknowingly revise memories
    • A. 

      Motivated forgetting

    • B. 

      Spacing effect

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      Encoding

  • 18. 
    Defense mechanism that banishes from consciousness anxiety arousing thoughts, feelings, and memories
    • A. 

      Repression

    • B. 

      Metacognition

    • C. 

      Serial positon effect

    • D. 

      Retrieval

  • 19. 
    Condition in which a persons identity and relationships center around a case but strongly believed memory of traumatic experience
    • A. 

      False memory syndrome

    • B. 

      Amnesia

    • C. 

      Rehearsal

    • D. 

      Semantics

  • 20. 
    The act of filling in memory gaps
    • A. 

      Confabulation

    • B. 

      Metacognition

    • C. 

      Syntax

    • D. 

      Semantics

  • 21. 
    Thinking about thinking
    • A. 

      Metacognition

    • B. 

      Chunking

    • C. 

      Spacing effect

    • D. 

      Long term memory

  • 22. 
    How we put sentences together
    • A. 

      Syntax

    • B. 

      Deja vu

    • C. 

      Serial positon efect

    • D. 

      Flash bulb memory

  • 23. 
    The study of meaning in language
    • A. 

      Semantics

    • B. 

      Mood congruent memory

    • C. 

      Serial position effect

    • D. 

      Storage

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