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5 Matching questions

  1. Degradation and Reuptake
  2. Paradigm Shift
  3. Experimental Research
  4. Acetylcholine (ACh)
  5. Cerebellum
  1. a Neurotransmitters that do not bind to postsynaptic receptors are deactivated through degradation by enzymes or reuptake into the presynaptic neuron.
  2. b involved in learning and memory and muscle contractions
    Alzheimer's- loss of ACh neurons
  3. c Large structure at the back of the brain; controls balance, posture, and smooth movements, involved in learning and shifting of attention; ADHD, autism, and schizophrenia.
  4. d possible when scientist continue to encounter an anomaly, which cannot be explained by the current paradigm (paradigms are relatively rigid, and normal science persists due to its apparent inflexibility)
  5. e psychologists manipulate some aspect of a situation and measure the impact of the manipulation on the way participants respond.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. variable we want to measure (e.g. intelligence)
  2. Does knowledge about the world come from logic and reasoning or from experience and observation?
  3. Do humans share a common psychology with other animals?
  4. a term applied to traits that help organisms adjust to their environment
  5. 1. Somatic Nervous System
    2. Autonomic Nervous System

5 True/False questions

  1. PotassiumFound mostly inside the membrane (along with a host of negatively charged anions)


  2. Behaviorist PerspectiveFocuses on the learning and studies the way in which environmental events control behavior. According to behaviorists, scientific knowledge comes from using experimental methods to study the relationship between environmental events and behavior.


  3. Internal Consistency (inter-item) Reliabilityconsistency across items (different items that measure the same variable should produce similar results; most popular method)


  4. 4 Characteristics of Good ResearchBelow the cortex; contains the hypothalamus, thalamus, basal ganglia, and limbic system.


  5. Psychodynamic Perspective 2Metaphor: iceberg (conscious/unconscious)
    Method: case study (in-depth observation of behavior of a person)
    Data: clinical observations of behaviors, thoughts and feelings


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