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Cognition // AP Psychology

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  1. Compared to convergent thinkers, to solve a problem divergent thinkers are more likely to:
  2. Metacognition refers to
  3. Noam Chomsky's view of language proposes that
  4. A teacher asks students to think of as many uses for a brick as possible. By listing 50 uses, most of which the class finds new and unusual, Susan is displaying
  5. According to Benjamin Whorf's linguistic relativity hypothesis, which of the following is true?
  6. If 98 out of 100 people respond "Golden Retriever" when asked to name what dog best represents the concept "dog," then a golden retriever would be called a
  7. Psychologist Wolfgang Kohler believed that the solution of a multiple-stick problem in chimpanzees revealed
  8. The fact that "Dog bites man" has a very different meaning from "Man bites dog" demonstrates the importance of
  9. A tendency to select wrong answers because they seem to match pre-existing mental categories is called
  10. __________ is the study of the meaning of words and language
  11. Sally said, 'I goed to the store,' she is demonstrating an example of
  12. You are baby sitting one Friday evening and after the children are in bed you decide to watch the movie 'Scream.' After watching the movie you are sure that you hear sounds coming from the basement and are frightened that there may be a killer in the house. In reality the chances that someone has broken into the house are no better than they were before you watched the film, however your are still scared. This is an example of which of the following
  13. Which of the following brain areas is primarily concerned with speech production?
  14. Which one of the following would be an example of the confirmation bias at work?
  15. What is the prototypical example of a vehicle?
  16. A person who uses a drop of super glue to seal a paper cut on their finger has overcome the obstacle to effective problem solving related to
  17. Questions with multiple solutions such as 'how many uses are there for a vase?' require:
  18. A(n) ________ is a step by step solution to a problem that is likely to be successful,
  19. Meghan is a cheerleader at your high school, she is always happy and outgoing and you assume that the rest of the cheerleaders act much the same way, this potentially false belief is an example of
  20. Which of the following provides evidence to support the idea of a Language Acquisition Device (LAD)?
  21. What is the problem with many foreign language programs currently offered in U.S. schools?
  22. Brad hears a report on the evening news that diets low in carbohydrates are beneficial to one's health. Considering this advice, he begins such a diet. Later he hears another report condemning low-carbohydrates diets as harmful to one's health. Based upon research on belief perseverance, how would Brad respond to this new information?
  23. Chomsky's ideas that the skills needed for language acquisition were largely innate illustrates the influence:
  24. Stereotypes are mental conceptions that can strongly influence the way we interpret the behaviors of individuals belonging to specific racial or ethnic groups. A stereotype is most similar to a:
  25. The rock musician was hit with a rotten egg while performing his latest hit song. The fact that you can recognize two different meanings for the word �hit� in the preceding sentence demonstrates the importance of the rules of:
  26. People often fail to make accurate generalizations because they are unduly influenced by ________ cases.
  27. The news headline read �Local Prostitutes Appeal to City Mayor.� Most readers immediately recognized that this was not a reference to the mayor\'s sexual desires. This best illustrates the value of:
  28. People asked to forfeit an early payment discount are less upset than when they are asked to bear a late payment surcharge. This best illustrates the importance of:
  29. The value of generating positive first impressions in your initial interactions with a new employer is best underscored by the research on:
  30. The use of heuristics rather than algorithms is most likely to:
  31. The indelible memories of the 9/11 terrorist tragedy unduly inflated many people\'s estimates of the risks associated with air travel. This best illustrates the importance of:
  32. It has been suggested that Eskimos\' rich vocabulary for describing snow enables them to perceive differences in snow conditions that would otherwise go unnoticed. This suggestion most clearly illustrates:
  33. A schema can be described as
  34. Language acquisition cannot be fully accounted for by associative learning processes for which of the following reasons?
  35. According to Chomsky, the meaning of language can be found in the _______________ structure of a sentence.