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  1. Cognitive psychology
  2. Naïve realism
  3. Archival Research
  4. Basal ganglia
  5. Philosophical empiricism
  1. a the belief that we see the world precisely as it exists; however we bring our own perceptions, experiences, into everything we do
  2. b located in the subcortical area, a set of subcortical structures that directs intentional movements; located near the thalamus and hypothalamus; receive input from the cerebral cortex and send outputs to the motor centers in the brainstem
  3. c performed by analyzing studies conducted by other researchers or by looking at historical patient records.
  4. d The philosophical view that all knowledge is acquired through experience
  5. e scientific study of mental processes, including perception, thought, memory and reasoning

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a set o f nerves that carries involuntary and automatic commands that control blood vessels, body organs, and glands. has two major subdivisions: Sympathetic (stressful) and Parasympathetic (relaxed).
  2. mean, median, and mode
  3. theory that specific mental abilities and characteristics, ranging from memory to the capacity for happiness, are localized in specific regions of the brain
  4. cells in the nervous system that communicate with one another to perform information-processing tasks
  5. Used in personality tests and can be administered in a computer or pen-and-paper format. Typically test-takers are presented with a number of questions or statements and are then asked to select the response that best describes them. These inventories are popular because they allow researchers to collect a great deal of information quickly and easily (surveys)

5 True/False questions

  1. Behaviorisman approach that advocates that psychologists restrict themselves to the scientific study of objectively observable behavior


  2. Free will vs. DeterminismThe debate centers on the relative contributions of genetic inheritance and environmental factors to human development. Some philosophers such as Plato and Descartes suggested that certain things are inborn, or that they simply occur naturally regardless of environmental influences. Other well-known thinkers such as John Locke believed in what is known as tabula rasa, which suggests that the mind begins as a blank slate. According to this notion, everything that we are and all of our knowledge is determined by our experience.


  3. Midbrainsits on top of the hindbrain, relatively small in humans, is important for orientation and movement


  4. requirements of experimental designManipulation and random assignment


  5. Occipital LobeA region of the cerebral cortex that processes visual information


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