PSY 356 Online Quiz 1

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Nisbett and Wilson examined people’s consciousness about their higher mental processes. According to their studies:
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We often are unable to introspect accurately about thought processes.
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Research on people with brain lesions:
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Involves testing people who cannot perform specific cognitive tasks after they have had a stroke, tumor, or accident.
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Suppose that you are looking at a simple geometric design. If you were to perceive it holistically you would:
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Recognize it in terms of its overall structure and shape.
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The template-matching theory has difficulty explaining visual object recognition. One problem with the theory is that:
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Our pattern-recognition abilities are much more flexible than this theory proposes.
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Compared to the earlier view of short-term memory, the current view of working memory:
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States that information is continuously being manipulated and changed.
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Why are cognitive psychologists less interested in the information-processing approach than they were in earlier years?
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They now realize that the complexity of human thinking requires more sophisticated models.
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Which of the following was not a factor that contributed to the increasing popularity of cognitive psychology?
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The realization that psychodynamic theory could not be stated in behaviorist terminology
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Absentminded behavior is most likely to occur when you are performing:
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A prospective-memory task while engaged in a customary activity.
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Research on selective attention shows that:
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When people pay attention to one task, they typically notice little about other tasks.
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Research on context and speech perception has demonstrated that:
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People often do not notice a missing sound that occurs within the context of a sentence

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