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5 Matching questions

  1. nerves
  2. action potential
  3. structuralism
  4. scatterplot
  5. humanistic psychology
  1. a 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
  2. b an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind
  3. c a graphed cluster of dots, each of which represents the values of two variables. The slope of the points suggests the direction of the relationship between the two variables. The amount of scatter suggests the strength of the correlation (little scatter indicates high correlation).
  4. d a neural impulse; a brief electrical charge that travels down an axon. the ____ is generated by the movement of positively charged atoms in and out of channels in the axon's membrane
  5. e historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people; used personalized methods to study personality in hopes of fostering personal growth

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a statistical statement of how likely it is that an obtained result occurred by chance
  2. the middle score in a distribution; half the scores are above it and half are below it
  3. the experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied
  4. repeating the essence of a research study, usually with different participants in different situations, to see whether the basic finding extends to other participants and circumstances
  5. a sample that fairly represents a population because each member has an equal chance of inclusion

5 True/False questions

  1. applied researchscientific study that aims to solve practical problems

          

  2. dendritethe middle score in a distribution; half the scores are above it and half are below it

          

  3. dependent variablethe outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable

          

  4. modethe most frequently occurring score in a distribution

          

  5. operational definitionthe principle that, among the range of inherited trait variations, those that lead to increased reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations

          

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