5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Acetylcholine (ACh)
- Normal DIstribution
- Limbic System
- 2. Standardized Procedure
- Construct Validity
- a involved in learning and memory and muscle contractions
Alzheimer's- loss of ACh neurons
- b "bell curve" unimodal, symmetrical around its central axis
Negatively skewed: long tail on the left
Positively skewed: long tail on the right
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- researched severed corpus callosum
- the inside of the cell membrane is -70mV
- Determines the degree to which two variables are co-related. CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION!
- variable we want to measure (e.g. intelligence)
- release neurotransmitters
5 True/False Questions
Basal Ganglia → researched severed corpus callosum
Dopamine (DA) → Receive information from other neurons
Social Subdiscipline → Examines psychological factors involved in health and disease. (e.g., Are certain personality types less vulnerable to disease?)
Thalamus → inhibitory; found in one-third of brain neurons; involved in the regulation of anxiety; alcohol and benzodiazepines (valium)
Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Subdiscipline → Examines psychological processes in learning and applies psychological knowledge in educational settings. (e.g., Why do some children have trouble learning to read?)