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Cognition // AP Psychology

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  1. Unlike B. F. Skinner, Noam Chomsky believes that children
  2. Which of the following is a good example of functional fixedness?
  3. Noam Chomsky's view of language proposes that
  4. Which of the following represent, respectively, superordinate and subordinate categories for the basic-level category of 'automobile?'
  5. 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
  6. Basic speech SOUNDS are called
  7. The inability to see new uses for familiar objects is termed
  8. Which of the following is usually associated with creativity?
  9. A truck gets stuck under a bridge. Several tow-trucks are unable to pull it out. At last a little boy walks up and asks the red-faced adults trying to free the truck why they haven't let the air out of the truck's tires. Their oversight was due to
  10. A tendency to select wrong answers because they seem to match pre-existing mental categories is called
  11. __________ is the study of the meaning of words and language
  12. Which of the following brain areas is primarily concerned with speech production?
  13. Which one of the following would be an example of the confirmation bias at work?
  14. What is the prototypical example of a vehicle?
  15. The most representative example of a category is called a(n)
  16. One of the reasons that people use algorithms is that these
  17. 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
  18. What is the problem with many foreign language programs currently offered in U.S. schools?
  19. Consider the following concept hierarchy: food, desserts, chocolates, ________. The last term should be
  20. When trying to solve a problem, Bret uses. a logical, step-by-step formula called
  21. A child saying: "My mommy goed to the beauty salon" instead of the correct grammar of "My mommy went to the beauty salon" is an example of what Chomskian concept:
  22. B.F. Skinner and Noam Chomsky had two very different theories of how humans acquired language. Skinner explained language acquisition using ___________________ terminology, while Chomsky explained language acquisition using __________ terminology.
  23. Chomsky's ideas that the skills needed for language acquisition were largely innate illustrates the influence:
  24. A mental set is most likely to inhibit:
  25. 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:
  26. 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:
  27. The value of generating positive first impressions in your initial interactions with a new employer is best underscored by the research on:
  28. Timothy believes that some murderers truly love their own children; he also believes that all who truly love their own children are effective parents. Timothy's negative attitude toward murderers is so strong, however, that he finds it very difficult to accept the logical conclusion that some murderers are effective parents. His difficulty best illustrates:
  29. 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:
  30. The use of heuristics rather than algorithms is most likely to:
  31. A chess-playing computer program that routinely calculates all possible outcomes of all possible game moves best illustrates problem solving by means of:
  32. Mistakenly concluding that the forgetful acts of an elderly person must be indicative of Alzheimer\'s disease best illustrates the impact of:
  33. 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:
  34. The phonetical layout of a sentence is referred to as the ________________ structure of language
  35. The part of the brain most clearly involved in the creation of classically conditioned responses would be the _______________________________.