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Cognition // AP Psychology

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  1. Phonemes are:
  2. Cognitive psychologists are most directly concerned with the study of:
  3. Processing every possible combination of the letters DBRI to arrive at the word BIRD is an example of the use of
  4. Noam Chomsky's view of language proposes that
  5. A prototype is best defined as
  6. Basic speech SOUNDS are called
  7. A person is asked to decide on a major in school; another is asked to decide on a career. We may say that the different answers they give to broad and specific questions are because of
  8. The fact that "Dog bites man" has a very different meaning from "Man bites dog" demonstrates the importance of
  9. __________ thinking goes from specific facts to general principles. (This pencil has an eraser therefore most pencils have erasers).
  10. The tendency to incorrectly estimate that more people die from accidents and homicides than from strokes and diabetes best illustrates the influence of:
  11. Sheila is collecting information for a survey. She believes that individual on public aid have a tendency to take advantage of the money they receive from the government. As Sheila collects her data, she dismisses the information regarding hard working individuals on public aid and focuses on the information that suggests that people are taking advantage. Sheila is demonstrating the
  12. Jenny is locked out of her car, it is cold and she is upset. Jenny forgets that she has a purse filled with objects that might be of use in getting her into the car (bobby pins, eyeglass screwdriver, etc.). Jenny is demonstrating
  13. Which of the following brain areas is primarily concerned with speech production?
  14. Noam Chomsky believes that all children are born
  15. What is true about confirmation bias?
  16. A math problem calls for finding the area of a triangle. You know the formula, so you multiply one-half the base times the height. You have used
  17. If Ellie who is 21/2 years old says, 'Cookie me now,' she is demonstrating
  18. 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
  19. Noam Chomsky has presented evidence supporting his theory that
  20. What is the problem with many foreign language programs currently offered in U.S. schools?
  21. A languages set of rules about combining and ordering words.
  22. Consider the following concept hierarchy: food, desserts, chocolates, ________. The last term should be
  23. When the word 'walk' is changed to 'walked,' the suffix 'ed' is an example of a
  24. Students who enjoyed solving a puzzle were rewarded for doing so. Later, they played less with the puzzle than did their counterparts who were not rewarded for the same task. This illustrates which of the following principles?
  25. 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?
  26. While readying to take a free-throw shot, you suddenly arrive at the answer to a chemistry problem you'd been working on several hours before. This is an example of
  27. The overjustification effect refers to:
  28. A mental set is most likely to inhibit:
  29. Miss Jan De Jong is orderly, neat, fairly quiet, and shy. She enjoys reading in her spare time and belongs to a social club that includes three librarians, nine real estate agents, and eight social workers. A tendency to conclude that Jan must be one of the three librarians would illustrate the powerful influence of:
  30. 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:
  31. On Monday, the meteorologist forecast a 20 percent chance of rain, so Sheryl took her umbrella to work. On Friday, he reported an 80 percent chance that it would not rain, so Sheryl left her umbrella at home. Sheryl\'s behavior illustrates:
  32. The use of heuristics rather than algorithms is most likely to:
  33. A chess-playing computer program that routinely calculates all possible outcomes of all possible game moves best illustrates problem solving by means of:
  34. Dean overestimates the proportion of family chores for which he takes sole responsibility because it\'s easier for him to recall what he has done than to recall what other family members have done. This best illustrates the impact of:
  35. 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: