Take Test: Unit IV Assessment
- In thinking about a typical day, describe how you use each of the following types of memory: nondeclarative, episodic, and semantic.
Your response must be at least 75 words in length.
- Describe the methods you use to study for tests. Which methods seem to work most effectively for you? How might interleaving improve your memory?
- Using the principles of operant conditioning, suggest at least three strategies for reducing the significant problem in society of drug use.
- Explain your definition of learning, and describe one learning experience you have had using observation.
- Choose one theory of intelligence presented in this unit, and explain what it means in your own words. What are the common characteristics of intelligent behavior? How can you tell if someone is intelligent?
- Academicians studying decision-making generally fall into one of two camps. Those in the first camp believe that humans are essentially irrational and tend to make poor decisions in a variety of situations, often based on impulse, emotions, or circumstance. In contrast, members of the second camp argue that, although humans do sometimes make poor decisions, they are generally quite rational.
Discuss the two camps of thought on human decision-making, and identify which you align with and why. You must support your beliefs with examples of various decision-making methods presented in this unit. What evidence is there that people tend to make poor decisions? What evidence is there that people tend to make good decisions?
- Describe the development of speech, from infancy to approximately two years of age.