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5 Matching questions

  1. Which drugs are most likely to be prescribed as tranquilizers?
    A) amphetamines
    B) barbiturates
    C) hallucinogens
    D) opiates
  2. At 3 o'clock in the morning, John has already slept for 4 hours. As long as his sleep continues, we can expect an increasing occurrence of
    A) hypnagogic sensations.
    B) muscle tension.
    C) REM sleep.
    D) Stage 4 sleep.
  3. The genome is the complete
    A) collection of sexual characteristics regulated by the X and Y chromosomes.
    B) range of traits that contribute to reproductive success.
    C) set of genetic material in an organism's chromosomes.
    D) set of interactions between genes and environments.
  4. One naturalistic observation of pedestrians found that half of the people on cellphones exhibit unsafe road crossing. This illustrates the impact of
    A) the pop-out phenomenon.
    B) selective attention.
    C) priming.
    D) choice blindness.
  5. The cocktail party effect provides an example of
    A) choice blindness.
    B) serial processing.
    C) selective attention.
    D) explicit memory.
  1. a C) set of genetic material in an organism's chromosomes.
  2. b B) barbiturates
  3. c C) REM sleep
  4. d B) selective attention
  5. e C) selective attention.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. C) are not very similar to the personalities of their adoptive parents.
  2. A) would report a vivid dream if he were awakened during REM sleep.
  3. B) body contact
  4. A) decreases the brain's production of endorphins.
  5. B) dopamine

5 True/False questions

  1. Hypnosis involves a state of
    A) increased physical stamina.
    B) heightened openness to suggestion. C) improved perceptual skills.
    D) elevated autonomic arousal
    B) heightened openness to suggestion.


  2. The impact of our cultural backgrounds on the development of our personal values best illustrates the influence of
    A) temperament.
    B) heritability.
    C) mutations.
    D) the environment.
    D) the environment.


  3. The biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes are called
    A) genes.
    B) sperm.
    C) ova.
    D) neurotransmitters.
    B) 90 minutes


  4. From ages 3 to 6, the brain's neural networks are sprouting most rapidly in the
    A) frontal lobes.
    B) hypothalamus.
    C) cerebellum.
    D) brainstem.
    D) home environment than by peers.


  5. Alcohol consumption tends to
    A) decrease self-awareness and increase impulse control.
    B) increase self-awareness and decrease impulse control.
    C) increase self-awareness and increase impulse control.
    D) decrease self-awareness and decrease impulse control.
    B) a pattern of biological functioning that occurs on a roughly 24-hour cycle.


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