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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. dependent variable
  2. standard deviation
  3. peripheral nervous system
  4. random assignment
  5. mode
  1. a the outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable
  2. b a computed measure of how much scores vary around the mean score
  3. c the sensory and motor neurons that connect the central nervous system to the rest of the body
  4. d assigning participants to experimental and control conditions by chance, thus minimizing preexisting differences between those assigned to the different groups
  5. e the most frequently occurring score in a distribution

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the middle score in a distribution; half the scores are above it and half are below it
  2. an integrated perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, and social cultural levels of analysis
  3. the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
  4. a statistical statement of how likely it is that an obtained result occurred by chance
  5. chemical messengers that traverse the synaptic gaps between neurons. When released by the sending neuron, _____ travel across the synapse and bind to receptor sites on the receiving neuron, thereby influencing whether that neuron will generate a neural impulse.

5 True/False questions

  1. natural selectionthe condition of an experiment that contrasts with the experimental condition and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment


  2. correlationall the cases in a group, from which samples may be drawn for a study


  3. humanistic psychologythe scientific study of behavior and mental processes


  4. false consensus effectthe tendency to overestimate the extent to which others share our beliefs and behaviors


  5. basic researchscientific study that aims to solve practical problems


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