5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Wilhelm Wundt
- Terminal Buttons
- Correlation Coefficient (r)
- a inhibitory; found in one-third of brain neurons; involved in the regulation of anxiety; alcohol and benzodiazepines (valium)
- b space between 2 neutrons ; information transfers between neurons here
- c A statistic that provides a numerical summary of the strength and direction of the relationship depicted in a bivariate distribution (if there is some degree of nonlinearity, r will underestimate the true degree of the relationship.)
- d "father of psychology"; founded 1st psychological laboratory in Leipzig, Germany in 1879; used scientific methods to uncover the elementary units of human consciousness; introspection
- e release neurotransmitters
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Examines psychological processes in learning and applies psychological knowledge in educational settings. (e.g., Why do some children have trouble learning to read?)
- There is a difference b/w the inside and outside of the neuron (inside is negatively charged relative to the fluid outside of the neuron which has a positive charge.
- The "peakedness" of the distribution.
Leptokurtic: more peaked than normal distribution
Platykurtic: flatter than normal distribution
- regulates pain, sleep, eating, emotional arousal, and mood (decrease of 5-HT in depression and anxiety)
- variable we want to measure (e.g. intelligence)
5 True/False Questions
Inclusive Fitness → the notion that natural selection favors organisms that survive, reproduce, and foster the survival and reproduction of their kin.
Bivariate Distribution → "bell curve" unimodal, symmetrical around its central axis
Negatively skewed: long tail on the left
Positively skewed: long tail on the right
Graded Potential 2 → Strength diminishes as it travels away. Graded potentials are cumulative
Psychodynamic Criticisms → 1. Behavior is determined by a dynamic interplay between thoughts, feelings, and wishes. 2. Most mental events occur outside of conscious awareness. 3. Mental processes may conflict with one another, resulting in compromises.
Paradigm Shift → There is a difference b/w the inside and outside of the neuron (inside is negatively charged relative to the fluid outside of the neuron which has a positive charge.