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5 Matching questions

  1. placebo effect
  2. illusory correlation
  3. threshold
  4. operational definition
  5. basic research
  1. a the level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse
  2. b pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base
  3. c experimental results caused by expectations alone; any effect on behavior caused by the administration of an inert substance or condition, which is assumed to be an active agent
  4. d the perception of a relationship where none exists
  5. e a statement of the procedures used to define research variables

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body
  2. a school of psychology that focused on how mental and behavioral processes function - how they enable the organism to adapt, survive, and flourish.
  3. the tendency to overestimate the extent to which others share our beliefs and behaviors
  4. all the cases in a group, from which samples may be drawn for a study
  5. an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind

5 True/False questions

  1. myelina layer of fatty tissue segmentally encasing the fibers of many neurons; enables vastly greater transmission speed of neural impulses as the impulse hops from one node to the next


  2. case studyan observation technique in which one person is studied in depth in the hope of revealing universal principles


  3. theoryan explanation using an integrated set of principles that organizes and predicts observations


  4. surveyneural "cables" containing many axons. These bundled axons, which are part of the peripheral nervous system, connect the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs


  5. empiricismthe view that knowledge comes from experience via the senses, and science flourishes through observation and experiment.


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