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FACULTY OF SCIENCE                                 Surname………………………………………………………
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY                           Forenames………………………………………………….
SEMESTER ONE EXAMINATIONS                          ..……………………………………………………..................
JANUARY 2011                                       ...........................................................................
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MODULE PS20420
Cognitive Psychology


Instructions to students:

      You have two (2) hours to complete this paper.
      The paper consists of 2 sections.

      YOU MUST ATTEMPT ALL SECTIONS OF THE PAPER.

SECTION A – MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (MCQ) (40%)
   You have 20 compulsory MCQ.
   You are marked on this section as follows:
           correct answer = 1 mark
           incorrect or no answer = 0 marks

SECTION B – LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS (60%)

You must choose 6 questions to answer in this section.



PLEASE FILL IN THE BOX AT TOP RIGHT CORNER OF PAGE AND AT THE BOTTOM
WITH YOUR DETAILS. HAND BACK THIS QUESTION PAPER ALONG WITH YOUR
ANSWER BOOK TO THE INVIGILATOR.


      Candidate’s Reference/
      Identification Number


   DO NOT REMOVE FROM EXAM ROOM. ATTACH TO ANSWER BOOK.
PS20420 – Cognitive Psychology
Semester 1 Examinations, January 2011

SECTION A: MCQ (40%) It is suggested that you spend no more than 40 minutes
on this section of the paper.

Read the questions carefully and circle one answer (a,b,c,d) that you think is
correct.



SECTION B: LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS (60%) It is suggested that you spend
no more than 80 minutes on this section of the paper.

Choose six (6) questions from the choice of ten (10) to answer in this section,
three questions from each sub-section. You should spend between 10-15 minutes
per topic.

Choose three of the following cognitive processes below and discuss the theories that
have been put forward about them.

       cognitive development
       perception
       selective attention
       forgetting
       parsing


Choose three of the following cognitive phenomena below and discuss the theories that
have been put forward about them.

       concept formation
       cognitive illusions
       creativity
       emotion affecting cognition
       culture affecting cognition



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