The main disadvantage of the case study method is that researchers
cannot really apply the results to other similar people.
Natalie sees a beautiful flower, so she walks over to touch and smell it. She is using the
somatic nervous system
In 1879, in Leipzig, Germany, the first psychological laboratory was overseen by ______________.
How our minds help us adapt to the world around us was a primary question addressed by which early movement of psychology?
Neurons have _____which receive input, _____ which are cell bodies, and _____ which carry the neural message to other cells.
dendrites; somas; axons
Eating, drinking, sexual behavior, sleeping, and temperature control are most strongly influenced by the ______.
Warren is having trouble deciding what he wants to eat for breakfast. Which lobe of his brain is especially active as he makes his selection?
As Molly is walking across campus, a car swerves toward her. Her heart races and sweat breaks out as she jumps out of harm's way. This mobilization of energy is due to the action of Molly's ______________.
sympathetic nervous system
Sara has been experiencing a serious memory problem. An interdisciplinary team has ruled out a range of causes and believes that a neurotransmitter is involved. Which neurotransmitter is most likely involved in this problem?
The cognitive perspective focuses on
memory, intelligence, perception, problem solving, and learning.
Tom didn't realize the grill was on and he touched a hot part. He quickly pulled his hand away from the grill because of
the reflex arc
How does humanism differ from psychodynamic theory and behaviorism?
Humanism focuses on people's ability to direct their own lives.
If a researcher finds that people's shoe sizes increase as their height increases, then shoe size and height have a(n)
Mei was sent to the school psychologist to be tested. Based on her IQ scores it was decided that she would do well in the gifted child program. This is an example of which goal of psychology?
The belief that the unconscious mind has an influence on one's behavior is part of what early field of psychology?