← Psych Exam 1 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Lab Research
- Basal Ganglia
- a large clusters of neurons, located above the thalamus and under the cerebral cortex, that work with the cerebellum and the cerebral cortex to control and coordinate voluntary movements.
- b it is almost impossible to conduct research in the lab without the participants' knowing they are being studied. The lab setting is unnatural and therefore can cause the participants to behave unnaturally. People who are willing to go to a university laboratory may not fairly represent groups from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- c A harmless substance that may be given to participants instead of a presumed active agent.
- d nerve cells that are specialized for processing information. Neurons are the basic units of the nervous system.
- e an idea that is arrived at logically from a theory. It is a prediction that can be tested.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a group in the research study whose experience is manipulated.
- helps to control voluntary movement and affects sleep, mood, attention, and learning. Stimulant drugs such as cocaine and amphetamines produce excitement, alertness, elevated mood, decreased fatigue, and sometimes increased motor activity mainly by activating dopamine receptors. Low levels of dopamine are associated with Parkinson disease, in which physical movements deteriorate. Although the actor Michael J. Fox contracted Parkinson disease in his late 20s, the disease is uncommon before the age of 30 and becomes more common as people age. High levels of dopamine are associated with schizophrenia.
- helps to control voluntary movement and affects sleep, mood, attention, and learning.
- the degree of relationship between two variables is expressed as a numerical value.
5 True/False Questions
Amygdala → Reflexes, posture
Endorphins → natural opiates that mainly stimulate the firing of neurons.
Common Neurotransmitters → chemical substances that carry information across the synaptic gap from one neuron to the next.
Biological Approach → a psychological perspective that uses evolutionary ideas such as adaptation, reproduction, and "survival of the fittest," as the basis for explaining specific human behaviors.
Sociocultural → an early school of psychology that attempted to identify the structures of the human mind