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5 Matching questions

  1. operational definition
  2. empiricism
  3. myelin
  4. applied research
  5. basic research
  1. a 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
  2. b scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
  3. c a statement of the procedures used to define research variables
  4. d the view that knowledge comes from experience via the senses, and science flourishes through observation and experiment.
  5. e pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an observation technique in which one person is studied in depth in the hope of revealing universal principles
  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. a statistical statement of how likely it is that an obtained result occurred by chance
  4. the perception of a relationship where none exists
  5. a neurotransmitter that enables learning and memory and also triggers muscle contraction

5 True/False questions

  1. false consensus effectexperimental 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


  2. random assignmenta sample that fairly represents a population because each member has an equal chance of inclusion


  3. biopsychological approachan integrated perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, and social cultural levels of analysis


  4. neurona nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system


  5. culturethe enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next


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