These questions are modeled after Free Response Questions (FRQs) of the AP Psychology Exam. Below would most likely represent one of two questions that could appear on the FRQ. The instructions on the most recent FRQs have included the following: It is not enough to answer a question by merely listing facts. You should present a cogent argument based on your critical analysis of the questions posed, using appropriate psychological terminology.
Use the items below to assess your mastery of knowledge of the topics below, but also how you might apply your knowledge to present your “cogent argument.”
Bardo went to a local art exhibit in a nearby town. He saw many paintings, learned quite a bit from the museum’s tour guide, and purchased a museum t-shirt, which he wore the next day.
A. Explain how each of the following might have contributed to Bardo’s viewing of the paintings.
- bottom-up processing
B. Explain how each of the following might have contributed to Bardo’s conversation with the museum tour guide.
- frequency theory
C. Explain how adaptation could contribute to Bardo’s wearing of the new shirt.