Memory and Perception

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1. 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
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2. The chemosenses are our senses of:

  • taste and smell
  • hearing and touch
  • hearing and sight
  • sight and smell

3. You are experiencing a great deal of difficulty learning your new telephone number. The number you keep remembering is your old one. The recall for your new number is impaired by

  • decay
  • proactive interference
  • retroactive interference
  • motivated forgetting

4. Which of the following is not a cognitive process involved in memory?

  • retrieval
  • storage
  • percieving
  • encoding

5. Which of the following words, when used in the question, "how fast were the cars going when one of them_____ into the other" would result in an eyewitness reporting the cars were going very fast?

  • smashed
  • hit
  • bumped
  • collided

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