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the processes of cognition include: (5)

1. sensory system
2. memory
3. intelligence
4. creativity
5. wisdom

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memory refers to..

the acquisition and retrieval of information

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who created the 3 stage model and what year

William James
1890

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what does the 3 stage model include, in order

sensory memory
short-term memory
long-term memory

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sensory member stores..

information received from the environment for a very brief interval

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the terms for memory traces associated with different sensory systems include icons if the info is ___ and ____ if ____

visual
echoes if auditory

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what is likely a cause of decline in iconic memory?

deficiencies in short-term memory

little difference in age

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short term memory is..

an intermediate stage between sensory memory and long term storage

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what are the two types of short term memory?

primary memory
working memory

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what is primary memory?

able to recall single auditory presentation - digits forward test

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what is working memory

involves mental manipulation of the information in consciousness into a form appropriate for long term storage

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what is long term memory?

refers to a large capacity storage system in which memories reside over prolonged duration

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what are the 4 types of long term memory?

1. episodic memory
2. semantic memory
3. procedural memory
4. prospective memory

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what does episodic memory refer to?

the remembering of discrete events

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what does semantic memory include?

knowledge about concepts or events not necessarily associated with a single episode of acquisition (provinces of Canada)

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procedural involves?

the retention of skill (driving)

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prospective memory?

is remembering to do something at a future time

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in _____ task it is reported that younger people report they ____ items previously presented, older people more often report___ that the items were present.

recognition
remember
knowing

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the process of acquisition relates to the kinds of activity performed in ____ memory

working

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true or false older people can organize material for later retrieval as effectively as young people do

true

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what is two reasons Shonfield and Robertson (1966) could explain the loss with age in recall of information is less than the age loss in recognition of that information

one: recall invokes only episodic memory whereas recognition brings semantic memory into play

two:recall requires organization, older people are just as cable as younger in regards recall

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what age group has a high frequency of autobiographical memories

10-30 years

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what age do your earliest memories comes from

4 1/2

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what was Wittlinger (1975) findings about high school classmates

recall fell sharply during the first three years since leaving the school, but remained consistently above 60% until twenty-five years after graduation, after which time it continued to decline

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meta memory refers to..

people's knowledge and beliefs about memory, including their own memory

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do older or younger people have a more frequent negative evaluations with memory

older

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do older or younger people report more memory failures

younger

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Hess and Pullen (1996) review shows..

relationship between meta memory and actual memory performance to be minimal

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what is self-efficacy in memory related to?

meta memory

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what are the two types of intelligence?

fluid intelligence
crystallized intelligence

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what does fluid intelligence refer to..

mental abilities not acquired by learning from one's culture, but which may reflect individual differences in the integrity of the CNS.

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crystallized intelligence refer to..

problem solving skills acquired from the culture

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what type of intelligence declines shortly after adolescence due to brain change?

fluid intelligence

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what type of intelligence continues to increase until advanced age? (cross-sectional)

crystallized

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Wechsler (1972) noted steeper___ on spatial rather than ____ tasks due only partially to declining speed of performance (cross-sectional)

spatial
verbal

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Schaie and Willis (1993) found _____ ability and ____ ability to show no substantial loss until age 6-70 years (cross sectional)

verbal
numeric

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Canadian longitudinal studies found ___ loses over 40+ years but slight gain if given extra time to solve problems with gains more likely on ___ task and loses more likely on __ tasks

low
verbal
spatial

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Schaie longitudinal test found what age to have little to no decline

60s

39

true or false low scores of intelligence correlated in death

true

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what are the three main paradigms in which expertise fall in?

1. comparisons between experts and others regarding the attributes of expect performance
2. research on creativity
3. studies that attempt to elucidate the properties of wisdom

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what study did salthouse (1984) conduct

expert typist

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what is convergent thinking?

giving the standard purpose for an object

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what is divergent thinking?

thinking outside of the box giving multiple purposes for an object

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true or false there was a connection between vocabulary and divergent thinking

false

45

what did Lehman (1953) suggest about creativity?

peaked in thirties then declined with age

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what did Dennis (1966) suggest about creativity?

accumulation of creativity therefore most creative in 60s

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what did Simonton (1990) suggest about creativity?

concluded period of high productivity coincided with highest rate f producing masterpieces.

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wison suggests.

implies good judgement in important but uncertain matters of like

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what are the two basic dimensions of wisdom?

1. mechanics of mind
2. pragmatics of mind

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the former refers to..

the basic info processing system, and the latter to factual and strategic knowledge and their relationship to problem solve in real life situations

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wisdom implies the application of expert knowledge that includes knowledge: (4)

1. (both factual and strategic) about basic pragmatics of life
2. about the uncertainties
3. about context
4. that is appreciative of the relativism of values and goals in life

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what are the three factors that Blats & staudinger (1993) affect wisdom

1. wisdom is likely to increase with the knowledge gained through life experience
2. personality traits such as openness to experience may fosters one's knowledge about uncertainties and relativism
3. specific experiences relevant to decision-making may promote wisdom about those life domains,

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what is a mater athlete?

competitors beyond the age of peak performance

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what is the peak performance age of swimmers?

20-29

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what age do swimmers start to delcine

30