Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chapter 3 questions

1. A large database-like component of long term memory. It contains indexing systems called recognition memory and associative structure is known as _________.
A.Long-term memory
B.Recognition memory
C.Semantic memory
D.Short-term memory

Answer is C-Semantic memory

2. A ________ is an error in human judgment that people make regularly, resulting from the limitations of the two-stage human information processing system.
A. Bias
B. Systematic error
C. Problem Space
D. Chunk
Answer is B- Systematic error

3. The process humans go through to develop a solution to a prosed problem is known as ______.
A. Language interpreter
B. Task environment
C. Gut feeling
D. Human information problem solving

Answer is D- Human information problem solving

1. Simon’s two-state theory of human information processing recognizes a human problem, is the interaction between the task environment and the human information problem solving system. T/F
Answer is True

2. Gut feeling is a psychology term for a piece of information used in human information problem solving system. T/F
Answer is False- This is the definition of Chunk

3. Task environment is the simple external environment in which the decision maker operates. T/F
Answer is False- Task environment is the complex external environment

4. A language interpreter is an individual who helps interpret foreign languages. T/F
Answer is False- A language interpreter is a component of short-term memory responsible for understanding a problem.

5. The systematic error in human information problem solving caused by heuristic behaviors of humans is known as task environment.
False- This is the definition of Bias

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