Psychology Quiz Ch 3

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Psychology ch 3


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  • 1. 
    The smallest difference between two stimuli that can be detected 50 percent of the time it is present is called________.
    • A. 

      Absolute threshold

    • B. 

      Just noticable difference

    • C. 

      Sensation

    • D. 

      Sensory adaptation

  • 2. 
    When receptor cells for the senses are activated, the process called____has begun.
    • A. 

      Perception

    • B. 

      Sublimination

    • C. 

      Adaptation

    • D. 

      Sensation

  • 3. 
    You have a peice of candy that you are holding in your mouth, after awhile, the candy doesn't taste as strong as it did when you first tasted it. What has happened.
    • A. 

      Sensory adaptation

    • B. 

      Subliminal perception

    • C. 

      Habituation

    • D. 

      Perceptual defense

  • 4. 
    Vicary's study of subliminal advertising was remarkable in that__________.
    • A. 

      It demonstrated the usefulness of subliminal perc eption

    • B. 

      People actually bought more popcorn and colas after seeing the movie

    • C. 

      Subliminal stimuli had no effect on buying behavior

    • D. 

      It never happened.

  • 5. 
    Which of your senses does not adapt to a constant stimulus at the level of the receptor cells?
    • A. 

      Vision

    • B. 

      Touch

    • C. 

      Hearing

    • D. 

      Smell

  • 6. 
    Which of the following terma refers to the perceived effects of the amplitude of light waves?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Brightness

    • C. 

      Saturation

    • D. 

      Hue

  • 7. 
    Which of the following represents the correct path of light through the eye?
    • A. 

      Iris cornea lens retina

    • B. 

      Cornea vitreous humor iris lens aqueous humor retina

    • C. 

      Cornea pupil lens vitreous humor retina

    • D. 

      Cornea lens pupil iris retina

  • 8. 
    If you wanted to see a star better at night, what would you do?
    • A. 

      Look directly at it because the cones focus better at night

    • B. 

      Look off to the sides using the cones in the perifery of the retina

    • C. 

      Look directly at it because the rods see sharply at night

    • D. 

      Look off to the sides using the rods in the perifery of the retina

  • 9. 
    Which theory of color vision accounts better for the after image.
    • A. 

      Trichromatic theory

    • B. 

      Opponent- process theory

    • C. 

      Both of the above

    • D. 

      Neither of the above

  • 10. 
    Which statement about color blindness is true?
    • A. 

      There are more men who are color blind than there are women

    • B. 

      All color blind see only black and white

    • C. 

      Some color blind people only see blue

    • D. 

      Some color blind people only see blue and red

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Pitch

    • B. 

      Loudness

    • C. 

      Purity

    • D. 

      Timbre

  • 12. 
    The eardrum is also called the___________.
    • A. 

      Pinna

    • B. 

      Oval window

    • C. 

      Tympanic membrane

    • D. 

      Cochlea

  • 13. 
    The________theory explains explains how we hear sounds above 1000 Hz
    • A. 

      Place

    • B. 

      Frequency

    • C. 

      Volley

    • D. 

      Adaptive

  • 14. 
    If the bones of the middle ear begin to deteriorate, you will develop_________ hearing impairment.
    • A. 

      Nerve

    • B. 

      Stimulation

    • C. 

      Brain pathway

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 15. 
    The receptors on our taste buds work most like ______.
    • A. 

      Receptors in the ears

    • B. 

      Receptors in the eyes

    • C. 

      Receptor sites on neurons

    • D. 

      Receptors in the skin

  • 16. 
    Which of the following statements about olfactory receptors is false?
    • A. 

      Olfactory receptors are replaced every few years

    • B. 

      There are at least 1000 types of olfactory receptors

    • C. 

      Signals from the olfactory receptors go directly to the olfactory bulbs in the brain

    • D. 

      Olfactory receptors have hairlike structures called cillia

  • 17. 
    After some time has passed, you can no longer smell the odor of wet paint that you first noticed when you walked into the classrom. Which is the most lilkely reason for this?
    • A. 

      The smell has gone away

    • B. 

      You have adapted to the smell even though it is still there

    • C. 

      Your nose fell asleep

    • D. 

      You fell asleep

  • 18. 
    Pain sensations in the skin, muscles, tendons, and joints that are carried on large nerve fibers are called ____________.
    • A. 

      Viaceral pain

    • B. 

      Somatic pain

    • C. 

      Referred pain

    • D. 

      Indigenous pain

  • 19. 
    In gate control theory, substance-P___________.
    • A. 

      Opens the spinal gates for pain

    • B. 

      Closes the spinal gates for pain

    • C. 

      Is unrelated to pain

    • D. 

      Is similar to the function of endorphins

  • 20. 
    A bowl of gelatin with fruit in it will wiggle more than if it contained no fruit. This is most similar to the way the__________ work.
    • A. 

      Semicircular canals

    • B. 

      Proprioceptors

    • C. 

      Otolith organs

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    The tendancy to preceive a quarter as being round even when viewed from an angle is called
    • A. 

      Size consistancy

    • B. 

      Shape consistancy

    • C. 

      Brightness consistancy

    • D. 

      Color consistancy

  • 22. 
    A reversable figure, such as the Necker cube, makes use of which principle of preception.
    • A. 

      Shape consistancy

    • B. 

      Expectancy

    • C. 

      Figure ground relationships

    • D. 

      Depth preception

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is not a monocular cue for depth.
    • A. 

      Convergance

    • B. 

      Linear perspective

    • C. 

      Overlap

    • D. 

      Texture gradient

  • 24. 
    An illusion __________.
    • A. 

      Is the same thing as a hallucination

    • B. 

      Exsists only in the brain cells of the viewer

    • C. 

      Is distorting the perception of an actual stimulus

    • D. 

      Corresponds directly to reality.

  • 25. 
    Ned found a decaying carcass lying on the beach one day. Looking at the size of the body (which has decomposed quite a bit), Ned decided that it was a sea monster, something like the loch ness monster in Scotland. If we know that Ned loves to read about wierd, mythical animals, we might expect that he has made an error of perception due to _____________.
    • A. 

      Perceptual set

    • B. 

      Perceptual defense

    • C. 

      Bottom-up processing

    • D. 

      None of the above