Cognitive Psychology Quiz!

Answer each question to the best of your ability. Difficulty Level: Moderate. Good luck!

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    Perception might also be called:

    • Attention span
    • Personal understanding of information
    • Memory
    • Intelligence
  • Question of

    What are the two types of perception?

    • Direct and indirect
    • Direct and unintentional
    • Forward and sideways
    • Intentional and unintentional
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    What might be an example of a feature that gets detected in a feature analysis?

    • The shape of an animal’s ears
    • The space between people’s eyes
    • The different buildings that come together to make up a city
    • The features of a sentence in a text
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    Which of the following is the best definition of pattern recognition in psychology?

    • Pattern recognition is putting things in ABC order.
    • Pattern recognition is making sense of what we perceive.
    • Pattern recognition is knowing ABA patterns in music.
    • Pattern recognition is learning to decode written text.
  • Question of

    Groups that experience groupthink disregard _____ in order to maintain harmony in the group.

    • Alternatives
    • Consensus
    • Authority
    • Brainstorming
  • Question of

    When to use group or individual decision making really comes down to these factors:

    • Sales, Marketing, Power
    • Power, Complexity, Structure
    • Power, Consultation, Structure
    • Power, Consensus, Structure
  • Question of

    What is the final step of the decision-making process, as recommended by the classical model?

    • Selecting the best-suited alternative
    • Ranking alternatives
    • Announcing the decision
    • Listing all available alternatives
  • Question of

    Selective attention involves _____.

    • Focusing sequentially on the items around you
    • remembering things using small details
    • focusing on certain things while ignoring others
    • multitasking while learning
  • Question of

    What is functional fixedness?

    • The tendency to assume that humans have a specific moral function
    • The tendency to see objects as individual parts and not a whole
    • The tendency to focus very heavily on the task at hand while ignoring other things
    • The tendency to associate objects with a single purpose
  • Question of

    The prefrontal cortex works on problems even when _____.

    • we have given up on finding a solution
    • we are thinking of something else
    • the solution is too expensive
  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that Robert Frost was a traditionalist?

    • His poems were generally pessimistic.
    • He used traditional meter schemes.
    • He made his poems rhyme.
    • He described nature.
  • Question of

    In the IDEAL Strategy, what does the letter ‘D’ stand for?

    • Decide
    • Define
    • Discriminate
    • Delimit
  • Question of

    Saying ‘wailwoad’ for ‘railroad’ is an example of

    • Addition
    • Distortion
    • Elimination
    • Substitution
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    Typically-developing children learn pragmatic language rules from _____.

    • training in the classroom
    • reading
    • observing those around them
  • Question of

    Which of the following best describes voice onset time?

    • The time it takes for the vocal cords to start vibrating after the release of certain consonant sounds.
    • The time it takes for the an individual to distinguish one speech sound from another
    • The time it takes for the vocal cords to start vibrating after the release of certain vowel sounds.
    • The time it takes for an individual to identify a speech sound.

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