AP Psychology UNIT 5 Practice Test 2023 (Cognitive Psychology)

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The central question of memory research is: What causes us to remember what we remember and to forget what we forget? Memory is defined by researchers as any indication that learning has persisted over time. You might remember the bully who pushed you into the mud in second grade but forget your appointment with the school counselor. Cognitive psychologists study cognition, all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, and remembering information.

UNIT 5 Cognitive Psychology: TOPICS

5.1 Introduction to Memory
5.2 Encoding
5.3 Storing
5.4 Retrieving
5.5 Forgetting and Memory Distortion
5.6 Biological Bases of Memory
5.7 Introduction to Thinking and Problem Solving
5.8 Biases and Errors in Thinking
5.9 Introduction to Intelligence
5.10 Psychometric Principles and Intelligence Testing
5.11 Components of Language and Language Acquisition Sensation and Perception

AP Psychology UNIT 5 Practice Test 2023 (Cognitive Psychology)

Test Name Advanced Placement Exam
Subject AP Psychology Practice Test 2023
Unit 5 Cognitive Psychology
Section 1 Multiple Choice Question
Total Items 30 Sample MCQs
Time Limit 35 Minutes
AP EXAM WEIGHTING 13–17%
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AP Psychology UNIT 5 Practice Test

AP Psychology Practice Test
UNIT 5: Cognitive Psychology 
Total MCQs: 30
Time Limit: 35 Minutes

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Which of the following exemplifies retroactive interference?

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Which of the following is a holophrase 1-year-old Amanda is likely to say?

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Having been told that Syd is an engineer and Fran is an elementary school teacher, when Arnold meets the couple for the first time, he assumes that Syd is the husband and Fran is the wife, rather than the opposite, which is the case. This best illustrates

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Which of the following is a good example of functional fixedness?

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Unlike B. F. Skinner, Noam Chomsky believes that children

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Compared to convergent thinkers, to solve a problem, divergent thinkers are more likely to

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Because it has all of the features commonly associated with the concept bird, a robin is considered

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Phonemes are

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Dai was drunk, so his girlfriend convinced him to get out of his car, and she drove him home in her car. He could not remember where his car was parked when he got up the next morning, but after drinking some liquor, Dai remembered where he left his car. This phenomenon best illustrates

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Which of the following brain structures plays a key role in transferring information from short-term memory to long-term memory?

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According to the levels of processing theory of memory,

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In the preceding example, which of the items would be recalled in Doug’s short-term memory immediately after writing the list?

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Doug wrote a grocery list of 10 items, but leaves it at home. The list included in order: peas, corn, squash, onions, apples, pears, bananas, flour, milk, and eggs. If the law of primacy holds, which of the following is Doug most likely to remember when he gets to the store?

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Which of the following examples best illustrates episodic memory?

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The three stages of the Atkinson-Shiffrin process of memory are

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A friend mentions to you that she heard humans never forget anything; we remember everything that ever happens to us. What concept from memory research most directly contradicts this belief?

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Which of the following would be the best piece of evidence for the nativist theory of language acquisition?

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Recall is a more difficult process than recognition because

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Which sentence most accurately describes sensory memory?

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Which of the following is the best example of the use of the availability heuristic?

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According to the three-box/information-processing model, stimuli from our outside environment is first stored in

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According to the nativist theory, language is acquired

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One of the ways memories are physically stored in the brain is by what process?

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Which of the following is an effective method for testing whether a memory is actually true or whether it is a constructed memory?

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Which of the following is the most complete list of elements in the three-box/information-processing model?

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Which of the following is an example of the use of the representativeness heuristic?

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Contrary to what Whorf’s linguistic relativity hypothesis originally predicted, what effect does recent research indicate language has on the way we think?

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Which example would be better explained by the levels of processing model than the information-processing model?

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Phonemes and morphemes refer to

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Mr. Krohn, a carpenter, is frustrated because he misplaced his hammer and needs to pound in the last nail in the bookcase he is building. He overlooks the fact that he could use the tennis trophy sitting above the workbench to pound in the nail. Which concept best explains why Mr. Krohn overlooked the trophy?

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