Assignment: Cognitive Psychology Response Questions
Question 1 (1 point)
Gestalt psychology emphasizes
Question 1 options:
observable, objective reactions.
the introspective technique.emotional causes of behavior.
the basic human tendency to organize our perceptions.
Question 2 (1 point)
Suppose that you are writing a paper about cognitive processes in people who are depressed. Which of the following topics would be most relevant for your paper?
Question 2 options:
Observations of social interactions between people with depression.
The effects of vitamin supplements on the activity level of people with depression.
The ability to remember people’s names of people with depression.
The relationship between childhood experiences and current adjustment in people with depression.
Question 3 (1 point)
John is reading his Cognitive Psychology textbook. He notices that his stomach is grumbling, but he thinks, “I will finish this section of the chapter and then go to lunch.” John’s thought illustrates the cognitive process of _______.
Question 3 options:pattern recognition.memory.imagery.decision making.
Question 4 (1 point)
Which of the following statements is correct?
Question 4 options: A reflex such as a knee-jerk reflex is an example of cognition.Cognition refers to the acquisition and retrieval of knowledge, but not the use of that knowledge.”Cognitive psychology” is sometimes used as a synonym for “cognition.”Cognitive psychology emphasizes mental processes that are easily observable.
Question 5 (1 point)
A cognitive psychologist who analyzes a cognitive task in terms of a series of stages—like the way a computer operates—is using which of the following approaches?
Question 5 options: the information-processing approach
the introspection approach
the gestalt approach
the parallel distributed processing approach.
Question 6 (1 point)
Suppose that you meet a professor who is trying to determine what portions of the brain are involved in trying to recall a word that is on the tip of your tongue. This person is likely to use the approach of ….
Question 6 options:
Question 7 (1 point)
One component of your general knowledge focuses on semantic memory. Which of the following would be an example of semantic memory?
Question 7 options:
your ability to create a mental image
your ability to add several three-digit numbers together
a strategy you use to memorize important material for a test
your knowledge that the word “bear” is similar to the word “lion”
Question 8 (1 point)
Suppose that you look up from this exam, and you immediately perceive a scene that includes students, desks, and classroom walls. In order to perceive it quickly, you are probably using ….
Question 8 options:
Question 9 (1 point)
An operational definition is most likely to ….
Question 9 options:
describe precisely how the researchers will measure a particular concept.
examine the correlation between two well-established variables.
point out alternative explanations for the results of a study.
adopt an information-processing approach, rather than a behaviorist approach.
Question 10 (1 point)
An important feature of cognitive science is that it emphasizes ….
Question 10 options:
individual differences in cognition.
an interdisciplinary approach.
that all mental processes should be explained in biological terms.
that researchers should focus on personality characteristics.
Question 11 (1 point)
Which of the following early approaches to psychology developed the idea of insight when people solve problems?
Question 11 options:
the gestalt approach
Ebbinghaus and his followers
Question 12 (1 point)
Which of the following statements best captures the scope of cognition?
Question 12 options:
Cognition includes every internal experience that humans have.We use cognition when we acquire, store, transform, and use knowledge.
Cognition primarily emphasizes higher mental processes, such as problem solving and decision making.
Cognition is more concerned with visible actions, such as motor activities, than with activities that cannot be seen by an outside observer.
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.
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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
- Here are some helpful links
- Student paper example
- Citing Sources
- The Writing Center is a great resource
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