1. Describe two mnemonic devices that would enable you to remember the following list of grocery items: milk, eggs, margarine, oranges, rhubarb, ice cream, eggplant, and sausage. Explain why each would be effective.
2. Describe several heuristics that you might use or that you have used when deciding whether you should (a) study especially hard for a test and (b) ask someone for a date (or accept a date). Under what circumstances are these heuristics likely to contribute to poor decision making?
3. After returning from a shopping trip with his mother, little Tommy reported, “I goed to the store and eated candy.” Why might a behaviorist such as B. F. Skinner have had some difficulty explaining Tommy's incorrect grammatical construction? What does his error suggest about the process of language acquisition?
1. The first type of mnemonic that can be used is by creating an acronym of the first letters of all the words to be remembered. In this case, the acronym would be MEMORIES. Another way to remember this list is by organizing it into chunks - Milk products (milk, eggs, margarine, ice cream); Fruits and vegetables (oranges, rhubarb, eggplant) and Meat (Sausage).
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