Cognitive Psychology Connecting Mind Research And Everyday Experience 4th Edition By Goldstein -Test Bank

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Cognitive Psychology Connecting Mind Research And Everyday Experience 4th Edition By Goldstein -Test Bank

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

  1. The example at the beginning of the book, in which Raphael talks to his friend on a cell phone on his way to class, was used to illustrate how
  2. cognitive psychologists study problem solving in adults.
  3. complex but seemingly effortless human cognition is.
  4. human cognition is affected by emotional events.
  5. both physiology and behavior is important to the study of cognition.

 

 

ANS:   B                                 REF:  page 2

TYPE:  CONCEPTUAL        DIF:  MODERATE

 

  1. The branch of psychology concerned with the scientific study of the mind is called
  2. cognitive psychology.
  3. introspection.
  4. behaviorism.
  5. memory consolidation.

 

 

ANS:   A                     REF:    page 5

TYPE:  FACTUAL    DIF:  EASY

 

  1. Attention, perception, memory, and decision making are all different types of mental processes in which the mind engages. These are known as different types of
  2. models.
  3. cognition.
  4. reaction times.
  5. savings.

 

 

ANS:   B                     REF:    page 5

TYPE:  FACTUAL    DIF:  EASY

 

  1. Donders’ main reason for doing his choice reaction time experiment was to study
  2. perception.
  3. attention.
  4. decision making.
  5. memory.

 

 

ANS:   C                     REF:    page 7

TYPE:  FACTUAL    DIF:  MODERATE

 

 

  1. By comparing reaction times across different tasks, Donders was able to conclude how long the mind needs to perform a certain cognitive task. Donders interpreted the difference in reaction time between the simple and choice conditions of his experiment as indicating how long it took to
  2. perceive the stimulus.
  3. process the stimulus.
  4. attend to the stimulus.
  5. make a decision about the stimulus.

 

 

ANS:   D                     REF:    page 7

TYPE:  APPLIED      DIF:  MODERATE

 

  1. The main point of the Donders’ reaction time experiments was to
  2. show that reaction times can be measured accurately.
  3. measure the amount of time it takes to make a decision.
  4. determine differences in the way people react to stimuli.
  5. show that our cognitions are often based on unconscious inferences.

 

 

ANS:   B                     REF:    page 7             KEY: WWW

TYPE:  FACTUAL    DIF:  MODERATE

 

  1. In Donders’ experiment on decision making, when participants were asked to press a button upon presentation of a light, they were engaged in a
  2. reaction time task.
  3. simple reaction time task.
  4. choice reaction time task.
  5. presentation task.

 

 

ANS:   B                     REF:    page 7             KEY: WWW

TYPE:  FACTUAL    DIF:  MODERATE

 

  1. In Donders’ experiment on decision making, when participants were asked to press one button if the light on the left was illuminated and another button if the light on the right was illuminated, they were engaged in a
  2. reaction time task.
  3. simple reaction time task.
  4. choice reaction time task.
  5. presentation task.

 

 

ANS:   C                     REF:    page 7             KEY: WWW

TYPE:  FACTUAL    DIF:  MODERATE

 

 

  1. Reaction time refers to the time between the ________ of a stimulus and a person’s response to it.
  2. perception
  3. mental awareness
  4. disappearance
  5. presentation

 

 

ANS:   D                     REF:    pages 6-7        KEY: WWW

TYPE:  FACTUAL    DIF:  EASY

 

 

  1. Donders’ reaction time experiment was performed using stimuli in which of the following sensory modalities?
  2. Touch
  3. Hearing
  4. Smell
  5. Vision

 

 

ANS:   D                                 REF:  pages 6-7

TYPE:  CONCEPTUAL        DIF:  MODERATE

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