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1. Tootell et al (1995) asked people to watch a series of concentric rings moving outwards. When the rings suddenly stopped moving ppts. reported seeing:

  • continued movement in an inward direction
  • continued movement in an outward direction
  • no movement
  • waves of movement, inward and outward
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2. Following the case of Daubert vs Merrell Dow Pharamaceuticals Inc (1993), a new ruling in the US stated that ___ would be responsible for determining the relevance, validity and reliability of scientific evidence in court

  • expert witnesses
  • police
  • judges
  • psychologists

3. People in Godden and Baddeley's study who learned lists of words underwater:

  • recalled the words better on dry land
  • showed no difference in accuracy of recall underwater or on dry land
  • recalled the words better underwater
  • generally forgot most of them once they left the water

4. One of the stories used in the study by Bartlett (1932) is called

  • from Euglac to Kalama
  • the war of the ghosts
  • the hunting party
  • the Indian brave

5. According to the "resource sharing model" of Daneman and Carpenter, all except which of the following statements are true?

  • If a person is a good reader, reading sentences for their truthfulness uses up very few cognitive resources
  • Reading ability has no effect on the amount of "cognitive space" available for performing the memory component of the reading span task
  • Poor readers show poorer working memory performance on the reading span task than good readers
  • The reading span task measures how flexibly we can allocate mental resources to the processing and storage of material


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