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  1. adolescence
  2. neural activation
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  4. operant conditioning
  5. neurotransmitters and depression
  1. a Positive punishment is the introduction of an __________ stimulus following a behavior and negative punishment is the withdrawal of a ________ stimulus following a behavior.
  2. b A psychologist working from the biological perspective would be most interested in conducting research on the relationship between
  3. c Which theory suggests that dreams are mental responses to random bursts of neural stimulation?
  4. d According to Erikson, trust is to infancy as identity is to
  5. e Children often learn to associate pushing a vending machine button with the delivery of a candy bar. This best illustrates the process underlying

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  1. After he was spanked on several occasions for spilling his milk at a restaurant, Colin became afraid to go to the restaurant. In this case, spanking was a(n) _______ for Colin's fear.
  2. The classic gate-control theory suggests that pain is experienced when small nerve fibers activate and open a neural gate in the
  3. After Kato's serious motorcycle accident, doctors detected damage to his cerebellum. Kato is most likely to have difficulty
  4. Research participants are randomly assigned to different groups in an experiment in order to
  5. Evolutionary psychology studies the evolution of behavior and the mind using principles of

5 True/False Questions

  1. effortful processingA brief electrical charge that travels down the axon of a neuron is called the


  2. perceptual constancyPerceiving objects as unchanging even as illumination and retinal images change is known as


  3. myelin sheathThe speed at which a neural impulse travels is increased when the axon is encased by a(n)


  4. REM sleepMason, a stockbroker, runs two miles every day after work because it reduces his level of stress. Mason's running habit is maintained by a ________ reinforcer


  5. cognitionWhich term refers to all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating?


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