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5 Matching Questions

  1. synapse
  2. control condition
  3. biopsychological approach
  4. independent variable
  5. empiricism
  1. a the condition of an experiment that contrasts with the experimental condition and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment
  2. b the junction between the axon tip of the sending neuron and the dendrite or cell body of the receiving neuron
  3. c an integrated perspective that incorporates biological, psychological, and social cultural levels of analysis
  4. d the view that knowledge comes from experience via the senses, and science flourishes through observation and experiment.
  5. e the experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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
  2. the tendency to overestimate the extent to which others share our beliefs and behaviors
  3. brain and spinal cord
  4. the extension of a neuron, ending in branching terminal fibers, through which messages pass to other neurons or to muscles or glands
  5. 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 True/False Questions

  1. peripheral nervous systembrain and spinal cord


  2. acetylcholine (ACH)a neurotransmitter that enables learning and memory and also triggers muscle contraction


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


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


  5. neurotransmittersa nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system


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