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  1. Occipital Lobe
  2. Basal ganglia
  3. Social psychology
  4. Behaviorism
  5. Dendrite
  1. a an approach that advocates that psychologists restrict themselves to the scientific study of objectively observable behavior
  2. b receives information from other neurons and relays it to the cell body
  3. c A region of the cerebral cortex that processes visual information
  4. d 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
  5. e subfield of psychology that studies the causes and consequences of interpersonal behavior

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. how common a characteristic or behavior is in the general population (base rate fallacy)
  2. The experimenter cannot introduce changes in participant behavior, enormous amounts of data provide a better view of trends, relationships, and outcomes, often less expensive than other study methods. Researchers can often access data through free archives or records databases.
  3. a psychological approach that explains mind and behavior in terms of the adaptive value of abilities that are preserved over time by natural selection
  4. the highest level of the brain and is critical for complex, cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor functions; divided into two parts- the cerebral cortex and underlying subcortical structures
  5. transmits information to other neurons, muscles, or glands

5 True/False questions

  1. Structures of the CNS (Central Nervous System)Manipulation and random assignment


  2. Sympathetic DivisionA set of nerves that prepares the body for action in threatening situations; dilates pupils, relaxes bronchi, accelerates heartbeat, inhibits digestive activity, stimulates glucose release and secretion of epinephrine/norepinephrine, relaxes bladder, stimulates ejaculation in male.


  3. ObservationRefers to observable actions of humans/ nonhumans


  4. Validityextent to which a measure assess what it claims to measure; a test must be reliable to be valid, but a reliable test can still be completely invalid


  5. Philosophical empiricismThe philosophical view that all knowledge is acquired through experience


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