Although there is some debate, ________ is generally thought to have a capacity of seven plus or minus two units of information.
A) the sensory register
B) short-term memory
C) declarative memory
D) long-term memory

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Q 63

In the 1950s, George Miller estimated the capacity of short-term memory to be the magical number:
A) 5 plus or minus 4.
B) 7 plus or minus 2.
C) 9 plus or minus 3.
D) 11 plus or minus 1.

Q 65

Telo convinces a woman he finds attractive to give him her telephone number. Unfortunately, the number is ten digits long with the area code, and Telo cannot find a place to write it down. As he looks for a pen and paper, what can Telo do to help himself remember the number?
A) Nothing will help because 10 digits are beyond the capacity of short-term memory.
B) Thinking of something else will help Telo.
C) "Chunking" the numbers into smaller units will help Telo.
D) Telo should try to process the memory in parallel.

Q 66

For most Americans, which of the following would be considered a chunk?
A) IBF
B) FBI
C) 921
D) 196