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5 Matching questions

  1. dependent variable
  2. range
  3. synapse
  4. placebo effect
  5. myelin
  1. a the junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron
  2. b the difference between the highest and lowest scores in a distribution
  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 outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable
  5. e a 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base
  2. a measure of the extent to which two factors vary together, and thus of how well either factor predicts the other. The ____ coefficient is the mathematical expression of the relationship, ranging from -1 to +1
  3. neural "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
  4. the perception of a relationship where none exists
  5. a statistical statement of how likely it is that an obtained result occurred by chance

5 True/False questions

  1. structuralisman early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind


  2. applied researchpure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base


  3. medianthe middle score in a distribution; half the scores are above it and half are below it


  4. thresholdthe level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse


  5. standard deviationa computed measure of how much scores vary around the mean score


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