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  1. Wilhelm Wundt
  2. GABA
  3. Synapse
  4. Terminal Buttons
  5. Correlation Coefficient (r)
  1. a inhibitory; found in one-third of brain neurons; involved in the regulation of anxiety; alcohol and benzodiazepines (valium)
  2. b space between 2 neutrons ; information transfers between neurons here
  3. 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.)
  4. 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
  5. e release neurotransmitters

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Examines psychological processes in learning and applies psychological knowledge in educational settings. (e.g., Why do some children have trouble learning to read?)
  2. 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.
  3. The "peakedness" of the distribution.
    Leptokurtic: more peaked than normal distribution
    Platykurtic: flatter than normal distribution
  4. regulates pain, sleep, eating, emotional arousal, and mood (decrease of 5-HT in depression and anxiety)
  5. variable we want to measure (e.g. intelligence)

5 True/False Questions

  1. Inclusive Fitnessthe notion that natural selection favors organisms that survive, reproduce, and foster the survival and reproduction of their kin.

          

  2. Bivariate Distribution"bell curve" unimodal, symmetrical around its central axis
    Negatively skewed: long tail on the left
    Positively skewed: long tail on the right

          

  3. Graded Potential 2Strength diminishes as it travels away. Graded potentials are cumulative

          

  4. Psychodynamic Criticisms1. 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.

          

  5. Paradigm ShiftThere 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.

          

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