PSYC 342 Quiz 8

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

10 Multiple Choice. Choose the best answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Prospective memory refers to memory for events
    • A. 

      That must happen in the future.

    • B. 

      That have occurred in the immediate past.

    • C. 

      That have occurred in the distant past.

    • D. 

      That are no longer stored in working memory.

  • 2. 
    Infants were trained to kick in order to move a mobile. 24 hours later, one group of these infants was tested in the presence of the same contextual cues; another group was tested in the presence of a context familiar to them, but different from the training situation. The infants tested in the training context performed much better, probably because of
    • A. 

      Rehearsal cues.

    • B. 

      Retrieval cues.

    • C. 

      Prospective cues.

    • D. 

      Retrospective cues.

  • 3. 
    Monkeys are presented with a series of stimuli in a delayed matching to sample task. First a white light signals the start of the trial. Then a green light is presented, followed by the red sample light, a delay, and then the test stimuli of a green light and a red light. This experiment is designed to explore
    • A. 

      Proactive interference.

    • B. 

      Reference memory coding.

    • C. 

      Retroactive interference.

    • D. 

      Retrograde amnesia.

  • 4. 
    Evidence to support the retrieval failure hypothesis of retrograde amnesia comes from studies in which
    • A. 

      Memory deficits can be overcome by reminder treatments.

    • B. 

      Hypothermia causes retrograde amnesia.

    • C. 

      Memory deficits occur in response to ECT.

    • D. 

      Memory in the short-term store is shown to be vulnerable.

  • 5. 
    A trial begins with presentation of a discriminative stimulus. If the stimulus is a light, a food pellet reinforcer will be set up after 20 seconds and can be earned with a lever press. If the stimulus is a tone, a food pellet reinforcer will be set up after 40 seconds and can be earned with a lever press. Test trials involve recording the subject’s responses over 80 non-reinforced seconds. This type of experiment is investigating an organism’s ability to
    • A. 

      Form concepts.

    • B. 

      Produce durations.

    • C. 

      Estimate durations.

    • D. 

      Chunk information.

  • 6. 
    A simultaneous stimulus array cannot be solved by learning
    • A. 

      A serial pattern.

    • B. 

      Serial representations.

    • C. 

      Stimulus-response associations.

    • D. 

      Paired associates.

  • 7. 
    Monkeys were trained to respond sequentially in a simultaneous stimulus array procedure. After training, which of the following sets of test stimuli will lead to the longest latency to press the first key?
    • A. 

      C, B

    • B. 

      A, E

    • C. 

      E, D

    • D. 

      A, D

  • 8. 
    Studies of perceptual concept learning suggest that
    • A. 

      Only humans form true perceptual concepts.

    • B. 

      Only primates form true perceptual concepts.

    • C. 

      Only primates and dolphins form true perceptual concepts.

    • D. 

      Many species, including pigeons, form true perceptual concepts.

  • 9. 
    Evidence of generalization to novel exemplars is used to support
    • A. 

      A paired associate learning interpretation.

    • B. 

      A stimulus-response learning interpretation.

    • C. 

      A concept-learning interpretation.

    • D. 

      A serial pattern learning interpretation.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a component of linguistic competence?
    • A. 

      Learning a vocabulary

    • B. 

      Developing a grammar

    • C. 

      Language comprehension

    • D. 

      None of the above; all are components of linguistic competence.