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  1. Acetylcholine (ACh)
  2. Normal DIstribution
  3. Limbic System
  4. 2. Standardized Procedure
  5. Construct Validity
  1. a involved in learning and memory and muscle contractions
    Alzheimer's- loss of ACh neurons
  2. b "bell curve" unimodal, symmetrical around its central axis
    Negatively skewed: long tail on the left
    Positively skewed: long tail on the right
  3. c expose the participants in a study to procedures that are as similar as possible, the procedures will be the same for all participants except where variation is introduced to test a hypothesis.
  4. d Degree to which a test actually measures what it claims to measure (most important type of validity)
    Convergent validity- relatively high correlations b/w the test and other measures thought to assess the same construct as the test
    Discriminant Validity- relatively low correlations b/w the test and other measures thought to assess different constructs than the test.
  5. e Amygdala: part of the limbic system; plays a major role in emotion, particularly fear/rage.
    Hippocampus: crucial for formation of explicit memories; vulnerable to stress

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. researched severed corpus callosum
  2. the inside of the cell membrane is -70mV
  3. Determines the degree to which two variables are co-related. CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION!
  4. variable we want to measure (e.g. intelligence)
  5. release neurotransmitters

5 True/False Questions

  1. Basal Gangliaresearched severed corpus callosum


  2. Dopamine (DA)Receive information from other neurons


  3. Social SubdisciplineExamines psychological factors involved in health and disease. (e.g., Are certain personality types less vulnerable to disease?)


  4. Thalamusinhibitory; found in one-third of brain neurons; involved in the regulation of anxiety; alcohol and benzodiazepines (valium)


  5. Industrial/Organizational (I/O) SubdisciplineExamines psychological processes in learning and applies psychological knowledge in educational settings. (e.g., Why do some children have trouble learning to read?)


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