36 Questions

These questions need to be answered a short essay answer for each question with the citation right below the answer not on a refrence page. 200 words minmum on each question. No plagrisim.



1. Chapter 1: What is cognitive psychology?


2. Chapter 1: How did cognitive psychology emerge as a major force in psychology?


3. Chapter 1: What is a cognitive model, and how have cognitive models been used to understand the mind?


4. Chapter 3: Why are sensation and perception important topics to cognitive psychologists?


5. Chapter 3: What are the major theories of attention and the experimental support for them?


6. Chapter 3: What have cerebral imaging techniques told us about attention?  


7. Chapter 4: What are the main issues regarding object recognition?


8. Chapter 4: What is Gestalt psychology, and how does the theory account for perception?


9. Chapter 4: What are the main features of the following ideas regarding pattern recognition: template matching, geon theory, feature analysis, and prototype formation?


10. Chapter 5: How much information can you hold in short-term memory?


11. Chapter 5: What is “chunking” of information, and how does it increase our capacity for storing knowledge?


12. Chapter 5: What type of memories are the easiest to remember? Why?


13. Chapter 6: What is meant by level of recall, levels of processing, and self reference effect?


14. Chapter 6: What is episodic and semantic memory?


15. Chapter 6: Discuss evidence for the existence of two memory stores.


16. Chapter 7: Discuss the link between mnemonics and college success.


17. Chapter 7: Discuss the link between expertise and brain function.


18. Chapter 7: What are the three factors that make a mnemonic, a mnemonic?


19. Chapter 8: What important historical events lead to the contemporary studies of consciousness?


20. Chapter 8: How can consciousness be studies scientifically?


21. Chapter 8: Describe the stages of sleep.


22. Chapter 9: Why has the study of words and language been a favorite topic of psychologists interested in knowledge and its representation?


23. Chapter 9: What features identify the following: set-theoretical model, semantic feature-comparison model, network model, prepositional networks, neurocognitive model?


24. Chapter 9: What have studies of amnesic patients told us about the structure of memory? 25. Chapter 10: How were the early studies of mental imagery and the testing of mental attributes related?


26. Chapter 10: What are the main features of (a) the dual-coding hypothesis, (b) the conceptual-propositional hypothesis, and (c) the functional-equivalency hypothesis?


27. Chapter 10: How does a person’s bias influence the type of mental map he or she might form?  


28. Chapter 11: How do psychologists differ from linguists in the study of language?


29. Chapter 11: What are the basic features of transformational grammar?


30. Chapter 11: What is the linguistic-relativity hypothesis? What support has been given for this hypothesis? And what evidence is against the hypothesis?


31. Chapter 13: How do cognitive psychologists define “thinking,” and how does thinking differ from concept formation? From logic?


32. Chapter 13: What are the major components of a syllogism?


33. Chapter 13: What are Venn diagrams? Take a basic argument and illustrate it in a Venn diagram.


34. Chapter 14: List some famous people you consider to be creative. What are the features that define creativity in them?


35. Chapter 14: How does functional fixity make creative solutions difficult?


36. Chapter 14: What recent experiments in genetics portend a new way of looking at intelligence?