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PSYC 213
Jelena Ristic

SAMPLE EXAM ITEMS Psychology 460 The following sample exam items are provided for you to use while studying for this course. I recommend using them first for self-testing: Treat them as if they were part of an actual exam, try to answer them correctly, and then check your responses with the answers provided at the bottom of the page. This exercise can give you a feel for the nature of exams in this course and the state of your preparation. It is possible that a small number of items from these sample items may appear on the midterm and final exams. 1) The spotlight metaphor of attention highlights the role of _______ and can be grounded in neuroscience though the work of Brefczynski and DeYoe (1999) who reported a high correlation between attention shifts and shifts of activity on the visual cortex. a) consciousness; positive b) schemas; high c) memory traces; low d) preattention; high 2) If your instructor was grading your essay exam, what approach would you prefer her/him use given what you know about pattern recognition? a) template matching b) feature detection c) either template matching or feature detection d) a curve 3) We are likely to
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