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Wilhelm Wundt's labratory work involved experimental studies of:
Reactions to sensory stimulation
Behaviorists dismissed the value of:
Introspection
this psychological perspective is most likely to be concerned with identifying the powers snd the limts of human reasoning?
Cognitive
The specialists who will have a medical degree is a:
Psychiatrist
Giving half the members of a group some purported psychological finding and the other half an opposite result is an easy way to demonstrate the impact of:
the hindsight bias
Two basic characteristics of the scientific attitude are:
Skepticism and humility
The explanatory power pf a scientific theory is most closely linked to it's capacity to generate testable:
predictions
The biggest danger of relying on case-study evidence is that it:
may br unrepresentative of what is generally true
in order to assess reactions to a proposed tuition hike at her college, Ariana sent a questionaire to every fifteenth person in the colleges registrar's alphabetical listing of all currently enrolled students. Ariana employed the technique of:
Random sampling
th epreception that seemingly infertile couples who adopt a chile are subsequently more likely to conceive a child themselves best illustrates:
an illusionary correlation
Which of the following methods is most helpful for revealing cause-effect relationships?
The experiment
In a study of the effects of alcohol consumption, some partcipants drank a non-alcoholic that actually smelled and tasted like alcohol. This non-alcoholic drink was a:
Placebo
To assess the effect of televised violence on agression, researchers plan to expose one group of children to violent movie scenes and the other groupd to non-violent movies scenes. In order to reduce the chance that the children in one group have more aggressive personalities than those in the other group, the researchers should make use of:
Random assignment
The funtion of dendrites is to:
Recieve incoming signals from other neurons
Increasing excitatory signals above the threshold for neural activation will not affect the intensity of an action potential. This indicates that a neuron's reaction is:
an all-or-none response
Jose has just played a long, bruising footbal game but feels little fatigue or discomfort. His lack of pain is most likely caused by the release of:
Endorphins
Curare is a paralyzing poison that funtions as:
ACh Antagonist
After discovering that the shadows outside his window were only the trees in the yard, Ralph's blood pressure decreased and his heartbeat slowed. these physical reactions were most directly regulated by his:
Parasympathetic nervous system
the sequence of brain regions from the evolutionarily oldest to newest is:
Brain stem; limbic system; cerebral cortex
people typically recognize
(words/letters/numbers) more rapidly and accurately when they are flashed to the left hemisphere; they typically recognize (numbers/letters/pictures) more rapidly and accurately when they are flashed to the right hemisphere.
Word and pictures
the part of the cerebral cortex that directs the muscle movements involves in speech is known as:
Broca's area
What body part is associated with the greatest amount of brain tissue in the motor cortex:
Face
the study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior and personality traits is known as:
behavior genetics