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  1. Neurotransmitters
  2. 4 Characteristics of Good Research
  3. Psychodynamic Key Premises
  4. Health Subdiscipline
  5. Personality Subdiscipline
  1. a Examines psychological factors involved in health and disease. (e.g., Are certain personality types less vulnerable to disease?)
  2. b chemicals that transmit information from one neuron to another, released in response to the action potential (stored in vesicles)
  3. c 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.
  4. d 1. Theoretical Framework, 2. Standardized Procedures, 3. Generalizability, 4. Objective Measurement
  5. e Examines people's enduring ways of responding in different kinds of situations and the ways individuals differ in how they tend to think, feel, and behave. (e.g., What are the underlying factors of personality?)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Examines interactions of individual psychology and group phenomena (e.g., when and why do people behave aggressively?)
  2. Examines the nature of thought, memory, sensation, perception, and language. (e.g., What causes memory loss?)
  3. Examines psychological processes in learning and applies psychological knowledge in educational settings. (e.g., Why do some children have trouble learning to read?)
  4. Long extension from the cell body; transmits information to other neurons
  5. "bell curve" unimodal, symmetrical around its central axis
    Negatively skewed: long tail on the left
    Positively skewed: long tail on the right

5 True/False questions

  1. Graded PotentialStimulation of the membrane opens ion channels in the membrane, causing spreading voltage changes


  2. EthologyType of evolutionary psychology; studies animal behavior from a biological and evolutionary perspective (several species of birds emit warning cries to alert their flock about approaching predators and even may band together to attack).


  3. Validity Issuespossible 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)


  4. Dorsal v Ventralcaudate nucleus, putamen, globus pallidus.
    Important for motor behavior as well as emotion and cognition


  5. Neuroimaging TechniquesCT (computerized tomography)- uses x-rays
    MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)- static picture
    PET (positron emission tomography)- radioactive glucose to map for high and low activity
    fMRI (functional)- magnets to watch brain function


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